2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.59

Other tuberculosis of eye

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
  • A18.59 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM A18.59 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A18.59 - other international versions of ICD-10 A18.59 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Tuberculous conjunctivitis
The following code(s) above A18.59 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to A18.59:
  • A00-B99
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
  • A15-A19
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range A15-A19

    Tuberculosis

    Includes
    • infections due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital tuberculosis (P37.0)
    • nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis without active tuberculosis (R76.1-)
    • pneumoconiosis associated with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)
    • positive PPD (R76.11)
    • positive tuberculin skin test without active tuberculosis (R76.11)
    • sequelae of tuberculosis (B90.-)
    • silicotuberculosis (J65)
    Tuberculosis
  • A18.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.5

    Tuberculosis of eye

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    Type 2 Excludes
    • lupus vulgaris of eyelid (A18.4)
    Tuberculosis of eye
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral tb conjunctivitis
  • Conjunctivitis of bilateral eyes caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Conjunctivitis of left eye caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Conjunctivitis of right eye caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Left tb conjunctivitis
  • Right tb conjunctivitis
  • Tuberculosis (tb) conjunctivitis
  • Tuberculosis of conjunctiva
ICD-10-CM A18.59 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc
  • 974 Hiv with major related condition with mcc
  • 975 Hiv with major related condition with cc
  • 976 Hiv with major related condition without cc/mcc

Convert A18.59 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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to A18.59:
  • Type 1 Excludes: H42
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H42

    Glaucoma in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes
    • glaucoma (in) onchocerciasis (B73.02)
    • glaucoma (in) syphilis (A52.71)
    • glaucoma (in) tuberculous (A18.59)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A18.59:
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) L90.5
    - see also Scar
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.5

    Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adherent scar (skin)
    • Cicatrix
    • Disfigurement of skin due to scar
    • Fibrosis of skin NOS
    • Scar NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • cornea H17.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H17.9

      Unspecified corneal scar and opacity

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
      • tuberculous A18.59
  • Conjunctivitis (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) H10.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H10.9

    Unspecified conjunctivitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    • tuberculous A18.59
  • Glaucoma H40.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H40.9

    Unspecified glaucoma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    • tuberculous A18.59
  • Tuberculosis, tubercular, tuberculous (calcification) (calcified) (caseous) (chromogenic acid-fast bacilli) (degeneration) (fibrocaseous) (fistula) (interstitial) (isolated circumscribed lesions) (necrosis) (parenchymatous) (ulcerative) A15.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.9

    Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    • conjunctiva A18.59
    • optic A18.59 (nerve trunk) (papilla)
    • orbit A18.59

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A18.59
A18.31 Tuberculous peritonitis
A18.32 Tuberculous enteritis
A18.39 Retroperitoneal tuberculosis
A18.4 Tuberculosis of skin and subcutaneous tissue
A18.5 Tuberculosis of eye
A18.50 …… unspecified
A18.51 Tuberculous episcleritis
A18.52 Tuberculous keratitis
A18.53 Tuberculous chorioretinitis
A18.54 Tuberculous iridocyclitis
A18.59 Other tuberculosis of eye
A18.6 Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear
A18.7 Tuberculosis of adrenal glands
A18.8 Tuberculosis of other specified organs
A18.81 Tuberculosis of thyroid gland
A18.82 Tuberculosis of other endocrine glands
A18.83 Tuberculosis of digestive tract organs, not elsewhere classified
A18.84 Tuberculosis of heart
A18.85 Tuberculosis of spleen
A18.89 Tuberculosis of other sites
A19 Miliary tuberculosis

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