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2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 366.9
- Short description: Cataract NOS.
- ICD-9-CM 366.9 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 366.9.
- More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 366.9: 2013 2014.
- A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all people in the United States either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Common symptoms are
- blurry vision
- colors that seem faded
- not being able to see well at night
- double vision
- frequent prescription changes in your eye wear
- A condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Symptoms include blurred, cloudy, or double vision; sensitivity to light; and difficulty seeing at night. Without treatment, cataracts can cause blindness. There are many different types and causes of cataracts. They may occur in people of all ages, but are most common in the elderly.
- A disorder characterized by partial or complete opacity of the crystalline lens of one or both eyes. This results in a decrease in visual acuity and eventual blindness if untreated.
- Opacity or cloudiness of the crystalline lens, which may prevent a clear image from forming on the retina; may be congenital or caused by trauma, disease, or age.
- Partial or complete opacity of the crystalline lens of one or both eyes that decreases visual acuity and eventually results in blindness. Some cataracts appear in infancy or in childhood, but most develop in older individuals. (diagnostic surgical pathology, 3rd ed.)
- Partial or complete opacity of the crystalline lens of one or both eyes that decreases visual acuity and eventually results in blindness. Some cataracts appear in infancy or in childhood, but most develop in older individuals. (sternberg diagnostic surgical pathology, 3rd ed.)
- Partial or complete opacity on or in the lens or capsule of one or both eyes, impairing vision or causing blindness. The many kinds of cataract are classified by their morphology (size, shape, location) or etiology (cause and time of occurrence). (Dorland, 27th ed)
- Anterior subcapsular cataract
- Capsular cataract
- Cataract, posterior subcapsular
- Posterior subcapsular cataract
- Posterior subcapsular polar senile cataract
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ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 366.9:
- Cataract (anterior cortical) (anterior polar) (black) (capsular) (central) (cortical) (hypermature) (immature) (incipient) (mature) 366.9
- associated with
- blue dot 743.39
- cerulean 743.39
- complicated NEC 366.30
- congenital 743.30
- cupuliform 366.14
- drug-induced 366.45
- due to
- chalcosis 360.24 [366.34]
- chronic choroiditis (see also Choroiditis) 363.20 [366.32]
- degenerative myopia 360.21 [366.34]
- glaucoma (see also Glaucoma) 365.9 [366.31]
- infection, intraocular NEC 366.32
- inflammatory ocular disorder NEC 366.32
- iridocyclitis, chronic 364.10 [366.33]
- pigmentary retinal dystrophy 362.74 [366.34]
- radiation 366.46
- electric 366.46
- glassblowers' 366.46
- heat ray 366.46
- heterochromic 366.33
- in eye disease NEC 366.30
- infantile (see also Cataract, juvenile) 366.00
- intumescent 366.12
- irradiational 366.46
- juvenile 366.00
- morgagnian 366.18
- nuclear 366.16
- presenile (see also Cataract, juvenile) 366.00
- senile 366.10
- specified NEC 366.8
- toxic 366.45
- Degeneration, degenerative
- Intumescent, lens (eye) NEC 366.9
- senile 366.12
- Opacity, opacities
- lens (see also Cataract) 366.9
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