AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Brow Ptosis

Code H57.8, Other disorders of eye and adnexa, has been expanded to uniquely identify brow ptosis of the right brow (H57.811), left brow (H57.812), bilateral brow (H57.813) and unspecified brow (H57.819). Brow ptosis refers to drooping of the eyebrow. Brow ptosis is usually the result of the involutional changes that affect the forehead muscles and soft tissue. It may also be due to facial nerve palsy, trauma, and surgery. Brow ptosis can lead to mechanical drooping of eyelid skin causing impairment of vision. Treatment consists of different surgeries depending on whether the temporal portion...

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