Billable Medical Code for Conjunctival Hemorrhage
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 372.72
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 372.72.
Subconjunctival hemorrhage is also known as bilat conjunctival hemorrhage, bilat subconjunctival hemorrhage, bilateral conjunctival hemorrhages, bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhage, conjunctival hemorrhage both eyes, L subconjunctival hemorrhage, left conjunctival hemorrhage, left subconjunctival hemorrhage, R subconjunctival hemorrhage, right conjunctival hemorrhage, right subconjunctival hemorrhage, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and subconjunctival hemorrhage both eyes. This applies to hyposphagma and subconjunctival hemorrhage.
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Definition and Symptoms
Subconjunctival hemorrhages occur when a blood vessel breaks underneath the clear surface of the eye (conjunctiva). Blood becomes trapped under the surface and causes a bright red patch on the white of the eye. These hemorrhages are usually harmless and can be caused by violent coughing, heavy lifting, vomiting, and a powerful sneeze. The only symptoms that may be experienced outside of the red patch on the white of they eye is a scratchy discomfort in the eye.