Corneal ulceration

Created Apr 2017
Reviewed Dec 2019


Patient admitted with keratitis with ulceration due to contact lenses and found with bacteria growing.  
What diagnoses codes should be assigned?


As a contact lens is not an intraocular device, the appropriate diagnosis codes to assign for this case are:
H16.0      Corneal ulcer
B96.--     Other bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified to other chapters
Z97.3      Presence of spectacles and contact lenses

 Free text should be used to add specificity.

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