Valid for Submission
H40.63X0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of glaucoma secondary to drugs, bilateral, stage unspecified. The code H40.63X0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code H40.63X0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral glaucoma of eyes caused by drug, bilateral open-angle glaucoma, corticosteroid-induced glaucoma, corticosteroid-induced glaucoma, corticosteroid-induced glaucoma of bilateral eyes , corticosteroid-induced glaucoma of left eye, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H40.63X0 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bilateral glaucoma of eyes caused by drug
- Bilateral open-angle glaucoma
- Corticosteroid-induced glaucoma
- Corticosteroid-induced glaucoma
- Corticosteroid-induced glaucoma of bilateral eyes
- Corticosteroid-induced glaucoma of left eye
- Corticosteroid-induced glaucoma of right eye
- Glaucoma of left eye caused by drug
- Glaucoma of right eye caused by drug
- Open-angle glaucoma of bilateral eyes caused by steroid
- Steroid-induced open angle glaucoma
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Information for Patients
Also called: Side effects
Most of the time, medicines make our lives better. They reduce aches and pains, fight infections, and control problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. But medicines can also cause unwanted reactions.
One problem is interactions, which may occur between
- Two drugs, such as aspirin and blood thinners
- Drugs and food, such as statins and grapefruit
- Drugs and supplements, such as ginkgo and blood thinners
- Drugs and diseases, such as aspirin and peptic ulcers
Interactions can change the actions of one or both drugs. The drugs might not work, or you could get side effects.
Side effects are unwanted effects caused by the drugs. Most are mild, such as a stomach aches or drowsiness, and go away after you stop taking the drug. Others can be more serious.
Drug allergies are another type of reaction. They can be mild or life-threatening. Skin reactions, such as hives and rashes, are the most common type. Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, is more rare.
When you start a new prescription or over-the-counter medication, make sure you understand how to take it correctly. Know which other medications and foods you need to avoid. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
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Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. It usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no symptoms at first. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral, or side vision. They seem to be looking through a tunnel. Over time, straight-ahead vision may decrease until no vision remains.
A comprehensive eye exam can tell if you have glaucoma. People at risk should get eye exams at least every two years. They include
- African Americans over age 40
- People over age 60, especially Mexican Americans
- People with a family history of glaucoma
There is no cure, but glaucoma can usually be controlled. Early treatment can help protect your eyes against vision loss. Treatments usually include prescription eyedrops and/or surgery.
NIH: National Eye Institute
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