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.