ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 379.8

Eye disorders NEC

Diagnosis Code 379.8

ICD-9: 379.8
Short Description: Eye disorders NEC
Long Description: Other specified disorders of eye and adnexa
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 379.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the sense organs (360–389)
    • Disorders of the eye and adnexa (360-379)
      • 379 Other disorders of eye

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Angle foreign body
  • Angle tumor
  • Anterior capsule covering intraocular lens 360 degrees
  • Anterior capsulotomy tear
  • Anterior chamber flare
  • Anterior chamber pseudo-exfoliation deposits
  • Anterior segment ischemia
  • Aqueous humor misdirect
  • Capsular bag distension syndrome
  • Chronic disease of ocular adnexa
  • Ciliated lacrimal caruncle
  • Compressive optic neuropathy due to thyroid eye disease
  • Decreased intraocular pressure
  • Edema of structure within eye
  • Entrapment of extraocular muscle
  • Episcleral nodule
  • Excessive blinking - involuntary
  • Fibrous dysplasia of orbit
  • Foveal ocular fixation
  • Glaucoma due to ocular cyst
  • Immature eyes
  • Inflammatory reaction of eye due to intraocular lens implant
  • Lesion of eye structure
  • Melanin pigmentation of eye
  • Neoplastic masquerade syndrome
  • Nonferrous ocular metallosis
  • Occludable anterior chamber of eye
  • Post-enucleation socket syndrome
  • Posterior infusion syndrome
  • Presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome
  • Superior oblique dysfunction
  • Toxic anterior segment syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Glaucoma - a disorder caused by damage to the optic nerve
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Anisocoria
  • Chemosis
  • Choroidal dystrophies
  • Coloboma of the iris
  • Epicanthal folds
  • Episcleritis
  • Eye and orbit ultrasound
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge
  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fluorescein eye stain
  • Heterochromia
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Optic glioma
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Optic neuritis
  • Orbit CT scan
  • Orbital pseudotumor
  • Palpebral slant - eye
  • Photophobia
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Pupil - white spots
  • Scleritis
  • Slit-lamp exam
  • Standard ophthalmic exam
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Uveitis
  • Watery eyes

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