The Ophthalmic Office Procedures Handbook

SECTION 5 Cornea and Conjunctiva


Common ICD-10 codes that support the removal of corneal epithelium include (right eye used as an example) 19 :

● H16.011 —Central corneal ulcer, right eye ● H16.021 —Ring corneal ulcer, right eye ● H16.041 —Marginal corneal ulcer, right eye ● H16.061 —Mycotic corneal ulcer, right eye ● H16.121 —Filamentary keratitis, right eye ● H18.421 —Band keratopathy, right eye ● H18.43 —Other calcareous corneal degeneration ● H18.441 —Keratomalacia, right eye ● H18.451 —Nodular corneal degeneration, right eye ● H18.461 —Peripheral corneal degeneration, right eye

● H18.49 —Other corneal degeneration ● H18.611 —Keratoconus, stable, right eye ● H18.831 —Recurrent erosion of cornea, right eye ● S05.01XA —Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion without foreign body, right eye, initial encounter ● T26.61XA —Corrosion of cornea and conjunctival sac, right eye, initial encounter ACKNOWLEDGMENT

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