Other Eye Disorders – Orbital and External Disease
VEHSS identifies the annual prevalence of diagnosed Orbital and External Disease 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 orbital and external disease includes a patient having one or more diagnosis codes indicating one or more of the disease subgroups listed below.
|Orbital and external disease, any stage||Category total – includes any clinical stage below.|
|Congenital anomalies||Congenital anomalies include diagnosis codes indicating congenital malformations of the eye and ocular adnexa.|
|Other/unspecified orbital or external disease||Other/unspecified orbital or external disease includes diagnosis codes indicating non-inflammatory disorders of the orbit.|
|Lacrimal diseases||Lacrimal diseases include diagnosis codes indicating disorders of the lacrimal system, including dacryoadenitis, epiphora, stenosis and insufficiency of lacrimal passages, or other changes or disorders of the lacrimal system.|
|Eyelid disorders||Eyelid disorders includes diagnosis codes indicating non-inflammatory disorders of the eyelid, including entropion, ectropion, lagophthalmos, ptosis, blepharochalasis, xanthelasma disorders of the eyelid, or other nonspecified, non-inflammatory eyelid disorders.|
|Dry eye syndrome||Dry eye syndrome includes diagnosis codes indicating dry eye syndrome.|
|Disorders of the globe||Disorders of the globe include diagnosis codes indicating disorders of the globe, excluding endoophthalmitis, degenerative myopia, and hypotony of the eye.|
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.