Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 371.6
Keratoconus
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 371.6 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A degenerative, structural disorder of the eye, characterized by a cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea. It may lead to visual disturbances.
  • A noninflammatory, usually bilateral protrusion of the cornea, the apex being displaced downward and nasally. It occurs most commonly in females at about puberty. The cause is unknown but hereditary factors may play a role. The -conus refers to the cone shape of the corneal protrusion. (from Dorland, 27th ed)
  • Noninflammatory, usually bilateral protrusion of the cornea in which the apex is displaced downward and nasally; the conus refers to the cone shape of the corneal protrusion.
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