Diagnosis Code 371.71
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- H18.719 - Corneal ectasia, unspecified eye (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 371.71 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Ectasia, ectasis
- cornea (marginal) (postinfectional) 371.71
- scar, cornea 371.71
- Keratectasia 371.71
- congenital 743.41
Information for Patients
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
- 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
- Corneal injury
- Corneal transplant
- Corneal transplant - discharge
- Corneal ulcers and infections
- Fluorescein eye stain
- Fuchs' dystrophy
- Interstitial keratitis