The symptoms of a corneal abrasion include:
While it is true many corneal abrasions can heal on their own, eye injuries can be fairly serious. If any foreign material got into your eye, even if you do not have a foreign body sensation, it can cause further injury unless removed by a professional.
Tree branches, paper, makeup brushes, a pet, a finger, workplace debris, sports equipment and more all are common causes of a corneal abrasion. Many corneal abrasions aren't caused by a major traumatic event, such as getting poked in the eye. Sand, dust and other small particles can cause a corneal abrasion as well, especially if you rub your eyes.
Signs and symptoms of corneal abrasion include:
ICD-10-CM Code for Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion without foreign body, right eye, initial encounter S05. 01XA.
Foreign body in cornea, right eye, initial encounter T15. 01XA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM T15. 01XA became effective on October 1, 2021.
ICD-10-CM Code for Corneal scars and opacities H17.
H18. 832 - Recurrent erosion of cornea, left eye | ICD-10-CM.
•A trauma or tear to the delicate tissue on the outermost layer of the eye. •Symptoms include redness, sensitivity to light, and the sensation that something is in the eye. •Treatments include antibiotic eye drops or ointment and keeping the eye closed to heal. •Involves Ophthalmology.
H53. 141 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM H53.
Unspecified corneal scar and opacity H17. 9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM H17. 9 became effective on October 1, 2021.
The history of this eye: A corneal ulcer formed. The ulcer produced a minute perforation of the cornea. The aqueous humor rushed towards the site of perforation and carried the iris with it. The iris plugged the perforation and became incorporated with the scar issue healing process.
While code 65400 [Excision of lesion, cornea (keratectomy, lamellar, partial), except pterygium] does also describe a superficial keratectomy, the purpose is for removal of a corneal lesion. In your case, code 65435 sounds more appropriate since a corneal erosion is being treated.
Recurrent corneal erosion (RCE) is a common disorder causing ocular pain, tearing, photophobia, and visual impairments. Various factors such as ocular trauma, ocular surgery, corneal dystrophy, contact lens wear, and diabetes mellitus (DM) can cause RCE.
ICD-10 code H57. 10 for Ocular pain, unspecified eye is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Diseases of the eye and adnexa .
Assuming your treatment plan includes applying a soft bandage contact lens, you would use 92071 to describe this service. CPT Code 92071 is defined as: “Fitting of contact lens for treatment of ocular surface disease.”