H10.1: Acute atopic conjunctivitis
Your conjunctiva has become inflamed.
The transparent conjunctiva covers the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Along with the tears, the conjunctiva forms a liquid film on the eye. Together, the conjunctiva, the eyelids, and the liquid film on the eye all protect the eye from external agents. The conjunctiva also helps defend against pathogens.
You have suddenly had an allergic reaction to some substance. As a result, you have conjunctivitis. In the case of an allergy, the immune system reacts too strongly to normally harmless substances from the environment. If you come into contact with the triggering substance you can get a runny nose, itching or shortness of breath, for example.
Inflammation can cause the conjunctiva to become red and swollen. Moreover, the eyes usually get stuck because the eye often excretes more fluid and mucus. Your conjunctiva has probably itched, too. Protrusions that look like paving stones can sometimes be seen on the conjunctiva. When there is an allergy, both eyes are usually affected.
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
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