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

Paralytic Ectropion

Ectropion typically involves the outward turning of the lower eyelid away from the globe with a component of horizontal lid laxity. Ectropion can result in exposure of the cornea, excessive tearing, keratinization of the palpebral conjunctiva, and loss of vision. Paralytic ectropion may occur with seventh nerve paralysis due to Bell’s palsy, cerebellopontine angle tumors, herpes zoster oticus, stroke, and lesions involving the parotid gland. Other causes may include but are not limited to trauma, scarring, previous surgeries or skin cancer. The condition can also develop because of tissue loosening associated with aging. The following codes were created...

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