Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 370.0
Corneal ulcer
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 8 ICD-9-CM codes below 370.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Area of epithelial tissue loss from corneal surface; associated with inflammatory cells in the cornea and anterior chamber.
  • Loss of epithelial tissue from the surface of the cornea due to progressive erosion and necrosis of the tissue; usually caused by bacterial, fungal, or viral infection.
370.0 Excludes
  • that due to vitamin A deficiency (264.3)
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