2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H18.453

Nodular corneal degeneration, bilateral

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • H18.453 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM H18.453 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H18.453 - other international versions of ICD-10 H18.453 may differ.
The following code(s) above H18.453 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to H18.453:
  • H00-H59
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    • Use an external cause code following the code for the eye condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the eye condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • diabetes mellitus related eye conditions (E09.3-, E10.3-, E11.3-, E13.3-)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury (trauma) of eye and orbit (S05.-)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • syphilis related eye disorders (A50.01, A50.3-, A51.43, A52.71)
    Diseases of the eye and adnexa
  • H18.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H18.4

    Corneal degeneration

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Corneal degeneration
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral nodular degeneration of corneas
  • Bilateral salzmanns nodular corneal degeneration
  • Nodular corneal degeneration, both eyes
  • Salzmann's nodular degeneration of cornea of bilateral eyes
ICD-10-CM H18.453 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H18.453 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H18.453
H18.429 …… unspecified eye
H18.43 Other calcerous corneal degeneration
H18.44 Keratomalacia
H18.441 …… right eye
H18.442 …… left eye
H18.443 …… bilateral
H18.449 …… unspecified eye
H18.45 Nodular corneal degeneration
H18.451 …… right eye
H18.452 …… left eye
H18.453 …… bilateral
H18.459 …… unspecified eye
H18.46 Peripheral corneal degeneration
H18.461 …… right eye
H18.462 …… left eye
H18.463 …… bilateral
H18.469 …… unspecified eye
H18.49 Other corneal degeneration
H18.5 Hereditary corneal dystrophies
H18.50 Unspecified hereditary corneal dystrophies
H18.501 …… right eye

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.