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ICD-10 code: H25

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

What is Age-related Cataract?
Age-related cataract is a common eye condition in older adults that causes clouding of the lens of the eye. The lens of the eye is responsible for focusing light onto the retina, which then sends visual signals to the brain. When the lens becomes cloudy, it can interfere with vision, making it difficult to see clearly.
Symptoms of Age-related Cataract
The symptoms of age-related cataract can vary from person to person, but some common signs include:
  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Faded or yellowed colors
  • Double vision in one eye
  • If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see an eye doctor as soon as possible.
    Causes of Age-related Cataract
    The exact cause of age-related cataract is not known, but it is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some risk factors for age-related cataract include:
  • Advancing age
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Exposure to UV radiation
  • Treatment for Age-related Cataract
    The only effective treatment for age-related cataract is surgery to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial lens. This is a safe and effective procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis.
    Prevention of Age-related Cataract
    While there is no guaranteed way to prevent age-related cataract, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk:
  • Wear sunglasses that block UV radiation
  • Quit smoking
  • Eat a healthy diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables
  • Manage underlying health conditions like diabetes
  • If you are over the age of 60, it is important to have regular eye exams to detect any signs of age-related cataract. Early detection and treatment can help preserve your vision and prevent complications.

    Diagnosis Codes for Age-related cataract | H25

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