Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 190.9
Malignant neoplasm of eye, part unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 190.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 190.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 190.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM C69.90 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of unspecified eye
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cancer of the eye, glioma
  • Cancer of the eye, primary
  • Cancer, right eye
  • Eye cancer
  • Eye cancer, R eye
  • Malignant glioma of eye
  • Malignant glioma, eye
  • Malignant melanoma of eye
  • Melanoma eye metastatic to pleura (lining of lung)
  • Melanoma eye, metastatic to bone
  • Melanoma eye, metastatic to kidney
  • Melanoma eye, metastatic to liver
  • Melanoma eye, metastatic to lung
  • Melanoma eye, metastatic to pancreas
  • Melanoma eye, metastatic to skin
  • Melanoma, eye
  • Melanoma, eye, metastatic to bone
  • Melanoma, eye, metastatic to kidney
  • Melanoma, eye, metastatic to liver
  • Melanoma, eye, metastatic to lung
  • Melanoma, eye, metastatic to pancreas
  • Melanoma, eye, metastatic to pleura
  • Melanoma, eye, metastatic to skin
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of eye
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of right eye
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of bone from eye
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of kidney from eye
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of liver from eye
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of lung from eye
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of pancreas from eye
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of pleura from eye
  • Secondary malignant melanoma of skin from eye
Clinical Information
  • A primary or metastatic tumor involving the structures of the eye (conjunctiva, cornea, uvea, retina), the lacrimal gland, and the orbit. Representative examples are melanoma, carcinoma, lymphoma, and retinoblastoma
  • Cancer of the eye is uncommon. It can affect the outer parts of the eye, such as the eyelid, which are made up of muscles, skin and nerves. If the cancer starts inside the eyeball it's called intraocular cancer. The most common intraocular cancers in adults are melanoma and lymphoma. The most common eye cancer in children is retinoblastoma, which starts in the cells of the retina. Cancer can also spread to the eye from other parts of the body.treatment for eye cancer varies by the type and by how advanced it is. It may include surgery, radiation therapy, freezing or heat therapy, or laser therapy
  • Cancer that forms in tissues of and around the eye. Some of the cancers that may affect the eye include melanoma (a rare cancer that begins in cells that make the pigment melanin in the eye), carcinoma (cancer that begins in tissues that cover structures in the eye), lymphoma (cancer that begins in immune system cells), and retinoblastoma (cancer that begins in the retina and usually occurs in children younger than 5 years)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 190.9:
  • Melanoma (malignant) (M8720/3) 172.9
    • eye 190.9
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