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ICD-10 code: H16.8

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

What is Other Keratitis?

Keratitis is a condition that affects the cornea, the clear, dome-shaped outer layer of the eye. It can cause pain, redness, and sensitivity to light. There are many different types of keratitis, including viral, bacterial, and fungal keratitis. However, there is also a type of keratitis known as "other keratitis," which refers to any form of keratitis that does not fit into the typical categories.

Causes of Other Keratitis

Other keratitis can be caused by a variety of factors, including exposure to chemicals or irritants, trauma to the eye, and certain autoimmune disorders. It can also be a side effect of certain medications or a complication of eye surgery.

Symptoms of Other Keratitis

The symptoms of other keratitis can vary depending on the underlying cause. However, common symptoms may include:

  1. Eye pain
  2. Redness and inflammation of the eye
  3. Blurred vision or loss of vision
  4. Sensitivity to light
  5. Tearing or discharge from the eye
Treatment for Other Keratitis

The treatment for other keratitis will depend on the underlying cause. In some cases, the condition may clear up on its own with time. However, if the keratitis is caused by an infection, your doctor may prescribe antibiotic or antifungal eye drops. Corticosteroid eye drops may also be prescribed to reduce inflammation and swelling.

In more severe cases, oral medication or even hospitalization may be necessary. If the keratitis is caused by an autoimmune disorder, your doctor may recommend immunosuppressive medication to help manage the condition.

Prevention of Other Keratitis

There are several steps you can take to help prevent other keratitis, including:

  1. Avoiding exposure to chemicals and irritants that can irritate the eyes
  2. Wearing protective eyewear during activities that could result in eye injury
  3. Practicing good hygiene to prevent the spread of infection
  4. Using only sterile contact lens solutions and following proper contact lens care guidelines

If you are experiencing symptoms of other keratitis, it is important to see your eye doctor right away. With proper diagnosis and treatment, most cases of keratitis can be successfully managed.

Diagnosis Codes for Other keratitis | H16.8