H04.1: Other disorders of lacrimal gland

You have an eye condition that affects the lacrimal gland or the lacrimal fluid.

The lacrimal gland is above the outer corner of the eye. The lacrimal gland produces fluid for the eye. The film of fluid (tear film) on the eye, together with the conjunctiva and the eyelids, protects the eye from external influences.

When your lacrimal gland or the volume of lacrimal fluid undergoes a pathological change, your eye may no longer be adequately moistened by fluid. Your eyes may then feel very dry. Your eyes may then start to itch or sting. A painless swelling may also form on the outside of your upper eyelid.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information

Note

This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.

Source

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