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Other disorders of conjunctiva Save

ICD-10 code: H11

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Other Disorders of Conjunctiva: Understanding Symptoms and Treatment

The conjunctiva is a thin, transparent layer of tissue that covers the white part of your eye and the inner surface of your eyelids. It plays a crucial role in protecting your eye from dust, bacteria, and other irritants. However, several disorders can affect the conjunctiva, leading to discomfort, redness, and other symptoms. Here are some of the most common disorders of the conjunctiva:

  1. Conjunctivitis: Also known as pink eye, conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria, allergens, or irritants. Symptoms include redness, itching, tearing, and discharge. Treatment depends on the cause of the infection and may include antibiotics, antiviral medication, or anti-allergy eye drops.
  2. Pterygium: This is a growth of tissue on the conjunctiva that can extend onto the cornea. It is usually caused by exposure to UV radiation, wind, dust, or other irritants. Symptoms include redness, irritation, and a feeling of a foreign body in the eye. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the growth.
  3. Subconjunctival hemorrhage: This is a condition in which a blood vessel in the conjunctiva ruptures, causing a bright red patch on the white part of the eye. It usually occurs spontaneously or as a result of minor trauma. The condition is usually painless and resolves on its own within a few weeks.
  4. Conjunctival cysts: These are benign growths that can occur on the conjunctiva. They are usually painless, but they can cause irritation and redness. Treatment may include surgical removal of the cyst.

If you experience any symptoms of conjunctival disorders, it is essential to seek medical attention promptly. Your eye doctor can perform a thorough examination and recommend the appropriate treatment based on the underlying cause of your symptoms. In some cases, early intervention can prevent complications and preserve your vision.

Overall, taking good care of your eyes and avoiding exposure to irritants can help prevent many conjunctival disorders. Wearing sunglasses, avoiding smoke and dust, and washing your hands frequently can all help keep your eyes healthy and reduce your risk of developing conjunctival disorders.

Diagnosis Codes for Other disorders of conjunctiva | H11

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