ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 373.11


Hordeolum externum

Diagnosis Code 373.11

ICD-9: 373.11
Short Description: Hordeolum externum
Long Description: Hordeolum externum
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 373.11

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the sense organs (360–389)
    • Disorders of the eye and adnexa (360-379)
      • 373 Inflammation of eyelids

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 373.11 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Fistula (sinus) 686.9
      • eyelid 373.11
    • Hordeolum (external) (eyelid) 373.11
      • internal 373.12
    • Meibomian
      • stye 373.11
    • Sty, stye 373.11
      • external 373.11
      • internal 373.12
      • meibomian 373.12

Information for Patients


Eyelid Disorders

Your eyelids help protect your eyes. When you blink, your eyelids spread moisture over your eyes. Blinking also helps move dirt or other particles off the surface of the eye. You close your eyelids when you see something coming towards your eyes. This can help protect against injuries.

Like most other parts of your body, your eyelids can get infected, inflamed, or even develop cancer. There are also specific eyelid problems, including

  • Eyelids that turn in or out
  • Eyelids that droop
  • Abnormal blinking or twitching

Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.

  • Blepharitis
  • Chalazion
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Eyelid bump
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Eyelid lift
  • Eyelid twitch
  • Oculoplastic procedures


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