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ICD-10-CM Code H18.51
Endothelial corneal dystrophy

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

H18.51 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of endothelial corneal dystrophy. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

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.

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Coding Notes for H18.51 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Fuchs' dystrophy

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye with MCC.
  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy (disorder)
  • Corneal endothelial dystrophy (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H18.51 - Endothelial corneal dystrophy'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H18.51. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Endothelial corneal dystrophy (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 371.57 was previously used, H18.51 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: H18.5 - Hereditary corneal dystrophies

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