2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q15.0

Congenital glaucoma

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q15.0 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 Q15.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q15.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q15.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Axenfeld's anomaly
  • Buphthalmos
  • Glaucoma of childhood
  • Glaucoma of newborn
  • Hydrophthalmos
  • Keratoglobus, congenital, with glaucoma
  • Macrocornea with glaucoma
  • Macrophthalmos in congenital glaucoma
  • Megalocornea with glaucoma
The following code(s) above Q15.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • 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 Q15.0:
  • Q00-Q99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are not for use on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Q10-Q18
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range Q10-Q18

    Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck

    Type 2 Excludes
    • cleft lip and cleft palate (Q35-Q37)
    • congenital malformation of cervical spine (Q05.0, Q05.5, Q67.5, Q76.0-Q76.4)
    • congenital malformation of larynx (Q31.-)
    • congenital malformation of lip NEC (Q38.0)
    • congenital malformation of nose (Q30.-)
    • congenital malformation of parathyroid gland (Q89.2)
    • congenital malformation of thyroid gland (Q89.2)
    Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck
  • Q15
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q15

    Other congenital malformations of eye

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Other congenital malformations of eye
Approximate Synonyms
  • Axenfeld anomaly
  • Axenfelds anomaly
  • Axenfelds anomaly (eye condition)
  • Bilateral congenital glaucoma
  • Buphthalmos of left eye
  • Buphthalmos of right eye
  • Glaucoma of childhood
  • Juvenile glaucoma
  • Left buphthalmos
  • Left congenital glaucoma
  • Primary congenital glaucoma
  • Right buphthalmos
  • Right congenital glaucoma
  • Simple buphthalmos
  • Simple buphthalmos (eye condition)
Clinical Information
  • Abnormally large eyeball.
  • Congenital open-angle glaucoma that results from dysgenesis of the angle structures accompanied by increased intraocular pressure and enlargement of the eye. Treatment is both medical and surgical.
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • Q15.0 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q15.0 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 Q15.0 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
Code annotations containing back-references to Q15.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: H40
    , Q11.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H40

    Glaucoma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • absolute glaucoma (H44.51-)
    • congenital glaucoma (Q15.0)
    • traumatic glaucoma due to birth injury (P15.3)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q11.3

    Macrophthalmos

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Type 1 Excludes
    • macrophthalmos in congenital glaucoma (Q15.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q15.0:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • Axenfeld's Q15.0
  • Atresia, atretic
    • iris, filtration angle Q15.0
  • Axenfeld's
    • anomaly or syndrome Q15.0
  • Buphthalmia, buphthalmos Q15.0 (congenital)
  • Glaucoma H40.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H40.9

    Unspecified glaucoma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • childhood Q15.0
    • congenital Q15.0
    • infantile Q15.0
    • newborn Q15.0
  • Hydrophthalmos Q15.0
  • Keratoglobus H18.79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H18.79

    Other corneal deformities

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • congenital Q15.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q15.8

      Other specified congenital malformations of eye

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      • with glaucoma Q15.0
  • Macrocornea Q15.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q15.8

    Other specified congenital malformations of eye

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    • with glaucoma Q15.0
  • Macrophthalmos Q11.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q11.3

    Macrophthalmos

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Type 1 Excludes
    • macrophthalmos in congenital glaucoma (Q15.0)
    • in congenital glaucoma Q15.0
  • Megalocornea Q15.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q15.8

    Other specified congenital malformations of eye

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    • with glaucoma Q15.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q15.0
Q13.89 Other congenital malformations of anterior segment of eye
Q13.9 Congenital malformation of anterior segment of eye, unspecified
Q14 Congenital malformations of posterior segment of eye
Q14.0 Congenital malformation of vitreous humor
Q14.1 Congenital malformation of retina
Q14.2 Congenital malformation of optic disc
Q14.3 Congenital malformation of choroid
Q14.8 Other congenital malformations of posterior segment of eye
Q14.9 Congenital malformation of posterior segment of eye, unspecified
Q15 Other congenital malformations of eye
Q15.0 Congenital glaucoma
Q15.8 Other specified congenital malformations of eye
Q15.9 Congenital malformation of eye, unspecified
Q16 Congenital malformations of ear causing impairment of hearing
Q16.0 Congenital absence of (ear) auricle
Q16.1 Congenital absence, atresia and stricture of auditory canal (external)
Q16.2 Absence of eustachian tube
Q16.3 Congenital malformation of ear ossicles
Q16.4 Other congenital malformations of middle ear
Q16.5 Congenital malformation of inner ear
Q16.9 Congenital malformation of ear causing impairment of hearing, unspecified

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