Allergic conjunctivitis is an acute, intermittent, or chronic conjunctival inflammation usually caused by airborne allergens. Symptoms include itching, lacrimation, discharge, and conjunctival hyperemia. Diagnosis is clinical. Treatment is with topical antihistamines and mast cell stabilizers.
People often refer to conjunctivitis as red eye. Other symptoms of conjunctivitis include itchiness and watering of the eyes, and sometimes a sticky coating on the eyelashes (if it's caused by an allergy). Conjunctivitis can affect one eye at first, but usually affects both eyes after a few hours.
The ICD-9-CM consists of:
ICD-10 code H10. 45 for Other chronic allergic conjunctivitis is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Diseases of the eye and adnexa .
995.3 Allergy, unspecified - ICD-9-CM Vol.
Z91. 018 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
ICD-10 code J30. 9 for Allergic rhinitis, unspecified is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Diseases of the respiratory system .