Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 375.15
Tear film insufficiency, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Tear film insuffic NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 375.15 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 375.15 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat dry eye syndrome
  • Bilateral dry eye syndrome
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Dry eye syndrome, both eyes
  • L dry eye syndrome
  • Left dry eye syndrome
  • R dry eye syndrome
  • Right dry eye syndrome
  • Tear film insufficiency
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva.
  • A syndrome characterized by dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva. It is usually caused by a deficiency in tear production. Symptoms include a feeling of burning eyes and a possible foreign body presence in the eye.
  • Corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Filamentary keratitis or erosion of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium may be caused by these disorders. Sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the eye and burning of the eyes may occur.
Applies To
  • Dry eye syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 375.15 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H04.129 Dry eye syndrome of unspecified lacrimal gland
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 375.15:
  • Decrease, decreased
    • tear secretion NEC 375.15
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • lacrimal fluid (acquired) 375.15
  • Dry, dryness - see also condition
    • eye 375.15
      • syndrome 375.15
  • Insufficiency, insufficient
    • lacrimal 375.15
    • tear film 375.15
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
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