ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q13.0

Coloboma of iris

Diagnosis Code Q13.0

ICD-10: Q13.0
Short Description: Coloboma of iris
Long Description: Coloboma of iris
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q13.0

Valid for Submission
The code Q13.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck (Q10-Q18)
      • Congenital malformations of anterior segment of eye (Q13)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q13.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The code Q13.0 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Abruzzo Erickson syndrome
  • Agenesis of corpus callosum, intellectual disability, coloboma, micrognathia syndrome
  • Atresia of nasolacrimal duct
  • Baraitser-Winter syndrome
  • Biemond syndrome type 2
  • Coloboma of eye
  • Coloboma of eyelid
  • Coloboma, congenital heart disease, ichthyosiform dermatosis, intellectual disability ear anomaly syndrome
  • Colobomatous microphthalmia
  • Congenital coloboma of bilateral irides
  • Congenital coloboma of iris
  • Congenital coloboma of iris
  • Congenital coloboma of iris
  • Congenital coloboma of iris of left eye
  • Congenital coloboma of iris of right eye
  • Congenital micrognathism
  • Hypertelorism
  • Hypospadias, hypertelorism, coloboma, deafness syndrome
  • Microtia
  • Microtia, eye coloboma, imperforation of nasolacrimal duct syndrome
  • Mixed conductive AND sensorineural hearing loss
  • Preaxial polydactyly, colobomata, intellectual disability syndrome
  • Renal coloboma syndrome
  • Temtamy syndrome
  • Uveal coloboma with cleft lip and palate and intellectual disability syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q13.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Birth Defects

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. One out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect.

A birth defect may affect how the body looks, works or both. Some birth defects like cleft lip or neural tube defects are structural problems that can be easy to see. To find others, like heart defects, doctors use special tests. Birth defects can range from mild to severe. Causes can include

  • Genetics
  • Exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Infections during pregnancy
  • Certain medicines. Before you get pregnant, talk to your health care provider about any medicines you take.
  • Not getting enough of certain nutrients. For example, not getting enough folic acid before and during pregnancy is a key factor in causing neural tube defects.

For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Health care providers can diagnose certain birth defects during pregnancy, with prenatal tests. That's why it important to get regular prenatal care. Other birth defects may not be found until after the baby is born. Sometimes the defect is obvious right away. Other times, the health care provider may not discover it until later in life.

Babies with birth defects often need special care and treatments. The treatments may include surgery, medicines, assistive devices, and therapies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Intersex (Medical Encyclopedia)


Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Anisocoria (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Choroidal dystrophies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coloboma of the iris (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Episcleritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye and orbit ultrasound (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye redness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fluorescein angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fluorescein eye stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heterochromia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Orbit CT scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Orbital pseudotumor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Photophobia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pinguecula (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pterygium (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pupil - white spots (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scleritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Slit-lamp exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Standard ophthalmic exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Uveitis (Medical Encyclopedia)


Coloboma Coloboma is an eye abnormality that occurs before birth. Colobomas are missing pieces of tissue in structures that form the eye. They may appear as notches or gaps in one of several parts of the eye, including the colored part of the eye called the iris; the retina, which is the specialized light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye; the blood vessel layer under the retina called the choroid; or the optic nerves, which carry information from the eyes to the brain.Colobomas may be present in one or both eyes and, depending on their size and location, can affect a person's vision. Colobomas affecting the iris, which result in a "keyhole" appearance of the pupil, generally do not lead to vision loss. Colobomas involving the retina result in vision loss in specific parts of the visual field, generally the upper part. Large retinal colobomas or those affecting the optic nerve can cause low vision, which means vision loss that cannot be completely corrected with glasses or contact lenses.Some people with coloboma also have a condition called microphthalmia. In this condition, one or both eyeballs are abnormally small. In some affected individuals, the eyeball may appear to be completely missing; however, even in these cases some remaining eye tissue is generally present. Such severe microphthalmia should be distinguished from another condition called anophthalmia, in which no eyeball forms at all. However, the terms anophthalmia and severe microphthalmia are often used interchangeably. Microphthalmia may or may not result in significant vision loss.People with coloboma may also have other eye abnormalities, including clouding of the lens of the eye (cataract), increased pressure inside the eye (glaucoma) that can damage the optic nerve, vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), involuntary back-and-forth eye movements (nystagmus), or separation of the retina from the back of the eye (retinal detachment).Some individuals have coloboma as part of a syndrome that affects other organs and tissues in the body. These forms of the condition are described as syndromic. When coloboma occurs by itself, it is described as nonsyndromic or isolated.Colobomas involving the eyeball should be distinguished from gaps that occur in the eyelids. While these eyelid gaps are also called colobomas, they arise from abnormalities in different structures during early development.
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