ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H26.1

Traumatic cataract

Diagnosis Code H26.1

ICD-10: H26.1
Short Description: Traumatic cataract
Long Description: Traumatic cataract
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H26.1

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of lens (H25-H28)
      • Other cataract (H26)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code H26.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients


    A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

    A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are

    • Blurry vision
    • Colors that seem faded
    • Glare - headlights, lamps or sunlight may seem too bright. You may also see a halo around lights.
    • Not being able to see well at night
    • Double vision
    • Frequent prescription changes in your eye wear

    Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.

    NIH: National Eye Institute

    • Cataract (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Cataract removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Slit-lamp exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Standard ophthalmic exam (Medical Encyclopedia)

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