Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 372.51
Pinguecula
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 372.51 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 372.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat pinguecula
  • Bilateral pinguecula
  • L pinguecula
  • Left pinguecula
  • Left pinguecula (eye condition)
  • Pinguecula, both eyes
  • R pinguecula
  • Right pinguecula
  • Right pinguecula (eye condition)
Clinical Information
  • A yellowish thickened lesion on the conjunctiva near the cornea representing a benign degenerative change in the conjunctiva caused by the leakage and deposition of certain blood proteins through the permeable capillaries near the limbus.
372.51 Excludes
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 372.51 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H11.159 Pinguecula, unspecified eye
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 372.51:
  • Pinguecula 372.51
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