Intraocular Hypertension

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Would anyone know of an ICD-9 to use for intraocular hypertension/increased intraocular pressure that is not related to glaucoma or preglaucoma? :confused:
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We've looked at that, but since it is listed under preglaucoma, and the patient(s) do not have preglaucoma according to the ophthalmologist, we've had some misgivings about using that code.
 
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The Tabular List in ICD-9 has written under 365.04 "High fluid pressure within eye; no apparent cause." That's why I suggested this code. I am interested to see what others suggest. Sorry I cannot be of more help to you.

Teresa Collins, CPC
 

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It's the "borderline glaucoma" that's raising questions. The ophthalmologist has said that many of the patients he sees with ocular hypertension do not have and are not borderline glaucoma. He was very adamant about that when we showed him that the 365 codes all mean glaucoma of some sort. So now we're somewhat hesitant to use 365.04, although we haven't been able to find anything else close.
 
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