Other Eye Disorders – Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases

Diagnosed Prevalence

VEHSS identifies the annual prevalence of diagnosed Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases based on the presence of International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 and ICD-10 codes in patient claims or electronic health record (EHR) systems. Patients with one or more diagnosis codes associated with a VEHSS subgroup are assigned to that subgroup. Diagnosis codes may be primary or secondary. Only one instance of a diagnosis code is required for assignment to the subgroup. Note that diagnosis codes in claims data are intended for billing purposes. Codes may not be present in cases where diagnosis codes are not required to justify payment. Diagnosed prevalence will also not identify any undiagnosed conditions, will not include patients not covered by the insurer, and will not identify prevalence among patients without a visit in the calendar year of data.

Diagnosed infectious and inflammatory diseases include a patient having one or more diagnosis codes indicating one or more of the subgroups listed below.

Sample Category and Subgroup Definitions
Subgroup Indicated conditions
Infectious and inflammatory diseases, any stage Category total – includes any clinical stage below.
Infectious diseases
Infectious diseases include diagnosis codes indicating an infection of the eye or ocular adnexa.
Keratitis Keratitis includes diagnosis codes indicating keratitis, including corneal ulcer, other and unspecified superficial keratitis without conjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis, corneal neovascularization, or other or unspecified forms of keratitis.
Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis includes diagnosis codes indicating most forms of conjunctivitis, including mucopurulent, acute, chronic, blepharoconjunctivitis, or other disorders of the conjunctiva, including pterygium, conjunctival degenerations and deposits, or conjunctival scars, hemorrhage, vascular disorders, or cysts.
Eyelid disorders Eyelid disorders include diagnosis codes indicating hordeolum and chalazion or other inflammation of the eyelid, including blepharitis, noninfectious dermatosis, or other inflammation of the eyelid.
Other inflammatory conditions Other inflammatory conditions include diagnosis codes indicating inflammation of the eye or ocular adnexa not otherwise classified.
Lacrimal system and orbit inflammation Lacrimal system and orbit inflammation include diagnosis codes indicating disorders of the lacrimal system and inflammatory disorders of the orbit.
Endophthalmitis Endophthalmitis includes diagnosis codes indicating endophthalmitis and disorders of the globe including degenerative myopia and uveitis.

Full list of ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.

Explore Data in the VEHSS Application

The data sources available for this category include Medicare (default), IRIS Registry, Medicaid, Managed Vision Care, and MarketScan commercial insurance claims. See data source documentation.