Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 371.20
Corneal edema, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 371.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 371.20 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: 371.20 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H18.20 Unspecified corneal edema
Approximate Synonyms
  • Corneal edema
  • Corneal infiltrate
  • Fine corneal edema
  • Infiltrate of cornea
  • Microcystic corneal edema
  • Microcystic corneal edema (MCE)
Clinical Information
  • Excessive amount of fluid in the transparent anterior portion of the fibrous coat of the eye due to damage of the epithelium or endothelium, causing decreased visual acuity
  • Hazy, swollen cornea
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 371.20:
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
  • Infiltrate, infiltration
    • corneal (see also Edema, cornea) 371.20
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