2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H04.3

Acute and unspecified inflammation of lacrimal passages

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as H04.3. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • neonatal dacryocystitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P39.1

    Neonatal conjunctivitis and dacryocystitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Applicable To
    • Neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis
    • Ophthalmia neonatorum NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • gonococcal conjunctivitis (A54.31)
The following code(s) above H04.3 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 H04.3:
  • H00-H59
    2019 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
  • H00-H05
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H05

    Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit

    Type 2 Excludes
    Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit
  • H04
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H04

    Disorders of lacrimal system

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital malformations of lacrimal system (Q10.4-Q10.6)
    Disorders of lacrimal system
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to H04.3:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H04.3
H04.21 Epiphora due to excess lacrimation
H04.211 …… right lacrimal gland
H04.212 …… left lacrimal gland
H04.213 …… bilateral lacrimal glands
H04.219 …… unspecified lacrimal gland
H04.22 Epiphora due to insufficient drainage
H04.221 …… right side
H04.222 …… left side
H04.223 …… bilateral
H04.229 …… unspecified side
H04.3 Acute and unspecified inflammation of lacrimal passages
H04.30 Unspecified dacryocystitis
H04.301 …… of right lacrimal passage
H04.302 …… of left lacrimal passage
H04.303 …… of bilateral lacrimal passages
H04.309 …… of unspecified lacrimal passage
H04.31 Phlegmonous dacryocystitis
H04.311 …… of right lacrimal passage
H04.312 …… of left lacrimal passage
H04.313 …… of bilateral lacrimal passages
H04.319 …… of unspecified lacrimal passage

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