Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 371.42
Recurrent erosion of cornea
  • Short description: Recurrent cornea erosion.
  • ICD-9-CM 371.42 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 371.42 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 371.42.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 371.42: 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat recurrent corneal erosion
  • Bilateral recurrent erosions of corneas
  • Corneal erosion, recurrent
  • L recurrent corneal erosion
  • Left recurrent corneal erosion
  • Left recurrent erosion of cornea
  • R recurrent corneal erosion
  • Recurrent corneal erosion
  • Recurrent corneal erosion, both eyes
  • Right recurrent corneal erosion
  • Right recurrent erosion of cornea
371.42 Excludes
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 371.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM H18.839 Recurrent erosion of cornea, unspecified eye
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 371.42:
  • Erosion
    • cornea (recurrent) (see also Keratitis) 371.42
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