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2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 365.9
- Short description: Glaucoma NOS.
- ICD-9-CM 365.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 365.9.
- More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 365.9: 2013 2014.
- A condition in which there is a build-up of fluid in the eye, which presses on the retina and the optic nerve. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue inside the eye that senses light and sends images along the optic nerve to the brain. Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and cause loss of vision or blindness.
- A disorder characterized by an increase in pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the aqueous humor outflow.
- An ocular disease, occurring in many forms, having as its primary characteristics an unstable or a sustained increase in the intraocular pressure which the eye cannot withstand without damage to its structure or impairment of its function. The consequences of the increased pressure may be manifested in a variety of symptoms, depending upon type and severity, such as excavation of the optic disk, hardness of the eyeball, corneal anesthesia, reduced visual acuity, seeing of colored halos around lights, disturbed dark adaptation, visual field defects, and headaches. (dictionary of visual science, 4th ed)
- Glaucoma damages the eye's optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. It usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no symptoms at first, but a comprehensive eye exam can detect it. People at risk should get eye exams at least every two years. They include
- african americans over age 40
- people over age 60, especially mexican americans
- people with a family history of glaucoma
- Group of diseases characterized by increased intraocular pressure resulting in damage to the optic nerve and retinal nerve fibers.
- Increased pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor.
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ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 365.9:
- Glaucoma (capsular) (inflammatory) (noninflammatory) (primary) 365.9
- with increased episcleral venous pressure 365.82
- absolute 360.42
- angle closure 365.20
- angle recession 365.65
- borderline 365.00
- closed angle - see Glaucoma, angle closure
- congestive - see Glaucoma, narrow angle
- exfoliation 365.52
- hemorrhagic 365.60
- hypersecretion 365.81
- in or with
- Axenfeld's anomaly 365.41
- congenital syndromes NEC 759.89 [365.44]
- disorder of lens NEC 365.59
- inflammation, ocular 365.62
- microcornea 365.43
- neurofibromatosis 237.71 [365.44]
- pupillary block or seclusion 365.61
- Rieger's anomaly or syndrome 365.41
- seclusion of pupil 365.61
- Sturge-Weber (-Dimitri) syndrome 759.6 [365.44]
- systemic syndrome NEC 365.44
- tumor of globe 365.64
- vascular disorders NEC 365.63
- inflammatory 365.62
- juvenile 365.14
- low tension 365.12
- malignant 365.83
- narrow angle (primary) 365.20
- neovascular 365.63
- noncongestive (chronic) 365.11
- nonobstructive (chronic) 365.11
- normal tension 365.12
- open angle 365.10
- phacoanaphylactic 365.59
- phacolytic 365.51
- pigmentary 365.13
- pigment dispersion 365.13
- postinfectious 365.60
- pseudoexfoliation 365.52
- simple (chronic) 365.11
- simplex 365.11
- syphilitic 095.8
- uveitic 365.62
- wide angle (see also Glaucoma, open angle) 365.10
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