2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 250.5
Diabetes with ophthalmic manifestations
- 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.
- 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
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
- 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
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