• ICD-10 Diagnosis Code for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

    Question: How do I code for a patient that has primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)? Is it H40.11X and the appropriate stage coding? I noticed there are no eye indicators.

    Answer: You are correct. There are no eye indicators.

    H40.11 Primary open-angle glaucoma chronic simple glaucoma

    One of the following seventh characters is to be assigned to code:

    H40.11 to designate the stage of glaucoma
    0 – stage unspecified
    1 – mild stage
    2 – moderate stage
    3 – severe stage
    4 – indeterminate stage