H10.2: Other acute 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.
Your conjunctivitis has suddenly flared up. Conjunctivitis often quickly goes away again. It is often one eye that is affected first, and then the other one too. Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria or irritants such as dust, 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. If the eye is constantly irritated, it may also water.
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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