Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 371.03
Central opacity of cornea
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 371.03 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 371.03 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: 371.03 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H17.13 Central corneal opacity, bilateral
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat central corneal opacity
  • Bilateral central corneal opacities
  • Central corneal opacity
  • Central corneal opacity, both eyes
  • Corneal macula interfering w central vision
  • Corneal macula interfering with central vision
  • L central corneal opacity
  • Left central corneal opacity
  • R central corneal opacity
  • Right central corneal opacity
Clinical Information
  • Diffuse edema of the central region of the cornea, usually associated with the wearing of hard contact lenses, but may also occur in keratoconus
Applies To
  • Corneal:
    • leucoma interfering with central vision
    • macula interfering with central vision
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 371.03:
  • Caligo cornea 371.03
  • Leukoma (cornea) (interfering with central vision) 371.03
  • Macula
    • cornea, corneal
      • congenital 743.43
        • interfering with vision 743.42
      • interfering with central vision 371.03
      • not interfering with central vision 371.02
  • Opacity, opacities
    • cornea 371.00
      • central 371.03
      • congenital 743.43
        • interfering with vision 743.42
      • degenerative (see also Degeneration, cornea) 371.40
      • hereditary (see also Dystrophy, cornea) 371.50
      • inflammatory (see also Keratitis) 370.9
      • late effect of trachoma (healed) 139.1
      • minor 371.01
      • peripheral 371.02
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