Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 376.01
Orbital cellulitis
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 376.01 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 376.01 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess of orbit
  • Abscess of periorbital region
  • Bilat orbital cellulitis
  • Bilateral orbital cellulitis
  • Cellulitis of periorbital region
  • L orbital cellulitis
  • Left orbital cellulitis
  • Orbital abscess
  • Orbital cellulitis, both eyes
  • Periorbital abscess
  • Periorbital cellulitis
  • R orbital cellulitis
  • Right orbital cellulitis
  • Subperiosteal abscess of orbit
  • Subperiosteal orbital abscess
Clinical Information
  • An acute bacterial infectious process that affects the tissues surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, the eyebrow, and the cheek tissues. It is usually caused by haemophilus influenza, staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus pneumoniae, and beta-hemolytic streptococci. Signs and symptoms include swelling and pain of the eyelids, pain in the eye, painful eye movements, decreased vision, and fever. It is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.
  • Inflammation of the loose connective tissues around the orbit, bony structure around the eyeball. It is characterized by pain; edema of the conjunctiva; swelling of the eyelids; exophthalmos; limited eye movement; and loss of vision.
Applies To
  • Abscess of orbit
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 376.01 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H05.019 Cellulitis of unspecified orbit
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 376.01:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • intraorbital 376.01
    • orbit, orbital 376.01
    • retrobulbar 376.01
  • Boil (see also Carbuncle) 680.9
    • orbit, orbital 376.01
  • Carbuncle 680.9
    • orbit, orbital 376.01
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • orbit, orbital 376.01
  • Furuncle 680.9
    • orbit 376.01
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