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ICD-10-CM Code H18.5
Hereditary corneal dystrophies

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code H18.5 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of H18.5 that describes the diagnosis 'hereditary corneal dystrophies' in more detail.


The ICD code H185 is used to code Fuchs' dystrophy

Fuchs' dystrophy (pronounced fooks-DIS-trÉ™-fe), also known as Fuchs' corneal endothelial dystrophy or FCED, is a slowly progressing corneal dystrophy that usually affects both eyes and is slightly more common in women than in men. Although doctors can often see early signs of Fuchs' dystrophy in people in their 30s and 40s, the disease rarely affects vision until people reach their 50s and 60s.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Code: D005642
ICD 9 Code: 371.57

Fuchs' corneal dystrophy. Light microscopic appearance of the cornea showing numerous excrescences (guttae) on the posterior surface of Descemet's membrane and the presence of cysts in the corneal epithelium beneath ectopically placed intraepithelial basement membrane. Periodic acid-Schiff stain. From a review by Klintworth, 2009.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H18.5 - Hereditary corneal dystrophies'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H18.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: H18 - Other disorders of cornea

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/H185