ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 375.89

Lacrimal syst dis NEC

Diagnosis Code 375.89

ICD-9: 375.89
Short Description: Lacrimal syst dis NEC
Long Description: Other disorders of lacrimal system
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 375.89

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the sense organs (360–389)
    • Disorders of the eye and adnexa (360-379)
      • 375 Disorders of lacrimal system

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acquired displacement of punctum lacrimale
  • Chromodacryorrhea
  • Defective tear drainage
  • Divided lacrimal canaliculus
  • Fluorescein tear drainage impaired
  • Lacrimal drainage - not patent
  • Lacrimal drainage - patent only on punctal occlusion
  • Lacrimal drainage - reduced patency
  • Lacrimal regurgitation
  • Mucoid lacrimal regurgitation
  • Mucopurulent lacrimal regurgitation
  • Scarring of caruncle of eye
  • Stenosis of lacrimal system
  • Tear drainage disorder
  • Watery lacrimal regurgitation

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


You may only think of tears as those salty drops that fall from your eyes when you cry. Actually, your tears clean your eyes every time you blink. Tears also keep your eyes moist, which is important for your vision.

Tear glands produce tears, and tear ducts carry the tears from the glands to the surface of your eye. Problems with the tear system can include too many tears, too few tears, or problems with the tear ducts. Treatment of the problem depends on the cause.

  • Blocked tear duct
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Dry eyes

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