This article outlines the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and ICD 10 CM codes for Subconjunctival Hemorrhage.
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage ICD 10 Causes
The likelihood of diagnosing subconjunctival hemorrhage ICD 10 in a patient increases with age, especially after the age of 50, when patients are more likely to suffer from diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Red spots can be the result of an injury or illness, such as rubbing the eyes, an injury caused by contact with lenses, a viral infection or surgery. Bleeding can also occur when the blood pressure rises due to heavy sneezing, exertion, heavy coughing or vomiting. Common causes include diabetes, high blood pressure, or medications that prevent blood clotting (such as Aspirin, blood thinners such as Warfarin or Coumadin or blood clotting disorders).
In newborns, a subconjunctival hemorrhage ICD 10 may occur as a result of the birth process. If trauma is the cause, a thorough investigation is carried out. Vital signs, including blood pressure, are also checked. Subconjunctival bleeding can heal itself without treatment.
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage ICD 10 Symptoms
In order to diagnose Subconjunctival Hemorrhage ICD 10, the patient need have the have symptoms of Subconjunctival Hemorrhage. Subconjunctival bleeding does not cause pain or swelling and does not affect vision. Most people who have so-called red eyes do not know when they look in the mirror and can see that they have red eyes. Except for red spots, there are no symptoms associated with this type of bleeding.
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage ICD 10 Diagnosis
To diagnose Subconjunctival Hemorrhage ICD 10, a doctor will make a medical history and medication history to determine the events that led to the bleeding and conduct an investigation.
Recurrent subconjunctival bleeding in the same place (in the same eye) can be due to abnormal or fragile capillaries in the conjunctiva or thin walls that tend to bleed. An ophthalmologist can detect these conditions by closing the abnormal capsules with a thermal laser or a diathermy unit.
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage ICD 10 Treatments
No treatment is required after Subconjunctival Hemorrhage ICD 10 is diagnosed. For mild irritation, over-the-counter artificial tears can be applied to the eye. The eye does not need a plaster. Do not stop anticoagulant medication without medical advice. The use of aspirin or other drugs that inhibit blood clots should be avoided.
If the subconjunctival bleeding is trauma-related, the ophthalmologist will decide whether other treatments are necessary to promote healing of the injury. If the bleeding is due to an external infection, he or she may prescribe antibiotics, drops or ointments. These drugs can be life-saving but may have to be stopped if the bleeding occurs elsewhere.
The bruise due to a subconjunctival hemorrhage ICD 10 can change to red, orange or yellow when healed. The skin around the bruise can change into different shades of green, black or blue as the healing process progresses, and blood can be seen on the skin. The conjunctiva is transparent, so that the bleeding will never show these color characteristics.
List Of ICD 10 CM Codes For Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
ICD 10 CM H11.30 Conjunctival
ICD 10 CM H11.31 Conjunctival hemorrhage right eye
ICD 10 CM H11.32 Conjunctival hemorrhage left eye
ICD 10 CM H11.33 Conjunctival hemorrhage bilateral
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