Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 250.5
Diabetes with ophthalmic manifestations
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 250.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A group of disorders affecting the eye in patients with diabetes mellitus. It includes cataract, glaucoma, retinopathy, and blindness.
  • Do you know what causes the most blindness in United States Adults? it is an eye problem caused by diabetes, called diabetic retinopathy. Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. You need a healthy retina to see clearly.diabetic retinopathy happens when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside your retina. You may not notice at first. Symptoms can include
    • blurry or double vision
    • rings, flashing lights or blank spots
    • dark or floating spots
    • pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes
    • trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes
    if you have diabetes, you should have a complete eye exam every year. Finding and treating problems early may save your vision. Treatment often includes laser treatment or surgery. nih: national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases
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