Billable Medical Code for Chalazion
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 373.2
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 373.2.
Chalazion is also known as chalazion (blocked oil gland eyelid), chalazion (blocked oil gland of eyelid), L chalazion, L lower chalazion, L upper chalazion, left chalazion, left chalazion (eye condition), left lower chalazion, left lower chalazion (eye condition), left upper chalazion, left upper chalazion (eye condition), R chalazion, R lower chalazion, R upper chalazion, right chalazion, right chalazion (eye condition), right lower chalazion, right lower chalazion (eye condition), right upper chalazion, and right upper chalazion (eye condition). This excludes infected meibonian gland (373.12). This applies to meibomian (gland) cyst.
Chalazion Definition and Symptoms
A chalazion is a bacterial infection of the oil glands behind the eyelashes. Chalazions are a complication of the disorder blepharitis. Symptoms include a red, swollen eyelid, inflammation of the lower lid, and the feeling of a small bead in the eyelid.