Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 371.45
Keratomalacia NOS
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 371.45 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 371.45 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat keratomalacia
  • Bilateral keratomalacia
  • Keratomalacia
  • Keratomalacia, both eyes
  • L keratomalacia
  • Left keratomalacia
  • R keratomalacia
  • Right keratomalacia
Clinical Information
  • Dryness with ulceration and perforation of the cornea, with absence of inflammatory reactions, occurring in cachectic children; results from severe vitamin a deficiency.
371.45 Excludes
  • that due to vitamin A deficiency (264.4)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 371.45 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H18.449 Keratomalacia, unspecified eye
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 371.45:
  • Keratitis (nodular) (nonulcerative) (simple) (zonular) NEC 370.9
    • xerotic (see also Keratomalacia) 371.45
      • vitamin A deficiency 264.4
  • Keratomalacia 371.45
    • vitamin A deficiency 264.4
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