Other Eye Disorders – Injuries, Burns, or Surgical Complications of the Eye

Diagnosed Prevalence

VEHSS identifies the annual prevalence of diagnosed Injuries, Burns, or Surgical Complications of the Eye 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 or treated injury, burns, and surgical complications of the eye 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
Injury, burns, and surgical complications, any stage Category total – includes any clinical stage below.
Injury Injury includes diagnosis codes indicating injury to the eye or ocular adnexa due to trauma, foreign bodies, penetrating wounds, bites, abrasions or other causes, or injury secondary to other ocular disorders.
Burn Burn includes diagnosis codes indicating any type of burn or corrosion of the eye or ocular adnexa.
Surgical complication Surgical complication includes diagnosis codes indicating or typically associated with surgical complications, including postprocedural inflammation or infection, mechanical complications, cataract fragments, and other conditions usually associated with procedures.

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.