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ICD-10 code: H44.8

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Other Disorders of Globe

While many people are familiar with common eye diseases and conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, there are other disorders of the globe that are less well-known but can be just as serious. These disorders can affect different parts of the eye, from the cornea to the retina, and can result in vision loss or even blindness if left untreated.

  1. Keratoconus: This is a condition where the cornea gradually thins and bulges into a cone shape. It can cause blurry or distorted vision and may require special contact lenses or surgery to correct.
  2. Retinal detachment: This occurs when the retina pulls away from the underlying tissue, leading to vision loss. Symptoms can include floaters, flashes of light, and a curtain-like shadow over the vision. Prompt treatment is necessary to prevent permanent vision loss.
  3. Uveitis: This is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. It can cause eye pain, redness, and vision loss. Treatment may include eye drops, medication, or surgery, depending on the severity of the condition.
  4. Optic neuritis: This is inflammation of the optic nerve, which can cause vision loss, eye pain, and eye movement problems. It may be a symptom of an underlying condition such as multiple sclerosis and requires prompt medical attention.
  5. Choroidal melanoma: This is a rare but serious form of eye cancer that affects the choroid, the layer of tissue beneath the retina. It can cause vision loss and may require surgery, radiation therapy, or other treatments.

If you experience any changes in your vision or eye health, it's important to see an eye doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent vision loss and preserve your eye health.

Regular eye exams are also important for detecting any potential issues before they become serious. Talk to your eye doctor about any concerns you may have and make sure to follow their recommendations for maintaining your eye health.

Diagnosis Codes for Other disorders of globe | H44.8

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