2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H16.261

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis, with limbar and corneal involvement, right eye

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • H16.261 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Vernal keratoconjunct, w limbar and corneal involv, r eye
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM H16.261 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H16.261 - other international versions of ICD-10 H16.261 may differ.
The following code(s) above H16.261 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to H16.261:
  • 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
  • H16.26
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H16.26

    Vernal keratoconjunctivitis, with limbar and corneal involvement

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • vernal conjunctivitis without limbar and corneal involvement (H10.44)
    Vernal keratoconjunctivitis, with limbar and corneal involvement
Approximate Synonyms
  • Right limbal and/or corneal involvement in vernal conjunctivitis
  • Vernal conjunctivitis with corneal involvement
ICD-10-CM H16.261 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 H16.261 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 H16.261
H16.241 …… right eye
H16.242 …… left eye
H16.243 …… bilateral
H16.249 …… unspecified eye
H16.25 Phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis
H16.251 …… right eye
H16.252 …… left eye
H16.253 …… bilateral
H16.259 …… unspecified eye
H16.26 Vernal keratoconjunctivitis, with limbar and corneal involvement
H16.261 …… right eye
H16.262 …… left eye
H16.263 …… bilateral
H16.269 …… unspecified eye
H16.29 Other keratoconjunctivitis
H16.291 …… right eye
H16.292 …… left eye
H16.293 …… bilateral
H16.299 …… unspecified eye
H16.3 Interstitial and deep keratitis
H16.30 Unspecified interstitial keratitis

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