Stye ICD 9 Code

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2899

Billable Medical Code for Hordeolum Externum

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 373.11

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 373.11.

Known As

Stye is also known as external hordeolum, hordeolum, hordeolum external, hordeolum external (stye), L hordeolum externum, L lower hordeolum externum, L upper hordeolum externum, left hordeolum externum, left hordeolum externum (eye condition), left lower hordeolum externum, left lower hordeolum externum (eye condition), left upper hordeolum externum, left upper hordeolum externum (eye condition), R hordeolum externum, R lower hordeolum externum, R upper hordeolum externum, right hordeolum externum, right hordeolum externum (eye condition), right lower hordeolum externum, right upper hordeolum externum, and right upper hordeolum externum (eye condition). This applies to hordeolum NOS and stye.

Stye Definition and Symptoms

A stye is a painful lump filled with pus on the edge of the eyelid. Sties usually form on the outside of the eyelid but can also form on the inner part as well. The most common cause of a sty is poor hygiene. Symptoms include a red lump on the eyelid that resembles a pimple, eyelid pain, swelling in the eyelid, tearing, and crusting around the eyelid.