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ICD-10 code: H10

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

What is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the thin, transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. This condition can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction, or irritants such as smoke or chemicals.

Symptoms of Conjunctivitis

The most common symptoms of conjunctivitis include:

  1. Redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid
  2. Swelling of the conjunctiva
  3. Itching or burning sensation in the eye
  4. Excessive tearing
  5. Discharge from the eye, which may be yellow or green in color
  6. Sensitivity to light
Treatment for Conjunctivitis

The treatment for conjunctivitis depends on the underlying cause of the condition. If the cause is bacterial, your doctor may prescribe antibiotic eye drops or ointment. If the cause is viral, there is no specific treatment, but symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter eye drops or ointments to relieve itching and redness. If the cause is allergies, your doctor may prescribe antihistamine eye drops or recommend other allergy medications.

To relieve discomfort associated with conjunctivitis, you can apply a warm compress to your eyes several times a day. It is also important to avoid touching your eyes, wash your hands frequently, and avoid sharing personal items such as towels or makeup to prevent the spread of the infection.

Preventing Conjunctivitis

To prevent conjunctivitis, it is important to practice good hygiene habits. This includes washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your eyes, and avoiding sharing personal items such as towels or makeup. If you have allergies, it is important to manage them effectively to reduce your risk of developing conjunctivitis.

If you suspect that you have conjunctivitis, it is important to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. With the right treatment, most cases of conjunctivitis can be resolved within a week or two.

Diagnosis Codes for Conjunctivitis | H10

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