2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H18.52

Epithelial (juvenile) corneal dystrophy

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • H18.52 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H18.52 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H18.52 - other international versions of ICD-10 H18.52 may differ.
The following code(s) above H18.52 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
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that may be applicable to H18.52:
  • H00-H59
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    Note
    • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Corneal epithelial dystrophy
  • Epithelial corneal dystrophy
  • Juvenile epithelial corneal dystrophy
  • Meesman's corneal dystrophy
Clinical Information
  • An autosomal dominant form of hereditary corneal dystrophy due to a defect in cornea-specific keratin formation. Mutations in the genes that encode keratin-3 and keratin-12 have been linked to this disorder.
  • An autosomal dominant inherited corneal disorder caused by mutations in the krt3 and krt12 genes. It is characterized by the formation of multiple tiny cysts in the epithelial layer of the cornea. The cysts may rupture, causing pain, redness and light sensitivity. Vision usually is not affected.
ICD-10-CM H18.52 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H18.52 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H18.52:
  • Dystrophy, dystrophia
    • cornea (hereditary) H18.50
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H18.50

      Unspecified hereditary corneal dystrophies

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • epithelial H18.52

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H18.52
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
H18.51 Endothelial corneal dystrophy
H18.52 Epithelial (juvenile) corneal dystrophy
H18.53 Granular corneal dystrophy
H18.54 Lattice corneal dystrophy
H18.55 Macular corneal dystrophy
H18.59 Other hereditary corneal dystrophies
H18.6 Keratoconus
H18.60 Keratoconus, unspecified
H18.601 …… right eye
H18.602 …… left eye
H18.603 …… bilateral
H18.609 …… unspecified eye

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