ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H18.59

Other hereditary corneal dystrophies

Diagnosis Code H18.59

ICD-10: H18.59
Short Description: Other hereditary corneal dystrophies
Long Description: Other hereditary corneal dystrophies
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H18.59

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The code H18.59 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Other disorders of cornea (H18)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H18.59 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Adiposa cornea dystrophy
  • Anomaly of chromosome pair 20
  • Bowman's membrane finding
  • Bowman's membrane finding
  • Central cloudy dystrophy of Francois
  • Combined corneal dystrophy
  • Congenital stromal corneal dystrophy
  • Corneal endothelial dystrophy
  • Corneal epithelial and basement membrane dystrophy
  • Crocodile shagreen of cornea
  • Crystalline corneal dystrophy
  • Dystrophy of anterior cornea
  • Dystrophy of posterior cornea
  • Fleck corneal dystrophy
  • Francois syndrome
  • Gelatinous droplike corneal dystrophy
  • Microscopic cystic corneal dystrophy
  • Posterior crocodile shagreen of cornea
  • Posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy
  • Pre-descemet's corneal dystrophy
  • Reis-Bucklers' corneal dystrophy
  • Ring-like corneal dystrophy
  • Schnyder crystalline cornea dystrophy
  • Stromal corneal dystrophy
  • Thiel-Behnke corneal dystrophy

Information for Patients

Corneal Disorders

Your cornea is the outermost layer of your eye. It is clear and shaped like a dome. The cornea helps to shield the rest of the eye from germs, dust, and other harmful matter. It also helps your eye to focus. If you wear contact lenses, they float on top of your corneas.

Problems with the cornea include

  • Refractive errors
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Dystrophies - conditions in which parts of the cornea lose clarity due to a buildup of cloudy material

Treatments of corneal disorders include medicines, corneal transplantation, and corneal laser surgery.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Cloudy cornea (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Corneal injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Corneal transplant (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Corneal ulcers and infections (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fuchs dystrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keratoconus (Medical Encyclopedia)

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