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

Rosacea Conjunctivitis

Code H10.8, Other conjunctivitis, has been expanded and new codes created for rosacea conjunctivitis of the right eye (H10.821), left eye (H10.822), bilateral (H10.823) and unspecified eye (H10.829). Rosacea is one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases of the skin, and may involve the eyes in 58–72% of patients causing eyelid and ocular surface inflammation. A common ocular manifestation associated with rosacea is an inflammatory conjunctivitis. Symptoms include itching, burning, a gritty or foreign body sensation, and erythema and swelling of the eyelid. Treatment is often systemic medication. ...

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