F92 Cataract (ICD-10:H26.9)

January 22, 2024

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Introduction

Cataract is a common eye condition that causes clouding of the lens, leading to blurry vision and difficulty seeing clearly. It is one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide and can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. The aim of this guide is to provide a comprehensive overview of cataract, including its symptoms, causes, diagnostic steps, possible interventions, and lifestyle modifications that can help manage the condition.

Codes

– ICPC-2 Code: F92 Cataract
– ICD-10 Code: H26.9 Unspecified cataract

Symptoms

  • Blurry or cloudy vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night or in dim lighting
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colors appearing faded or yellowed
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription

Causes

  • Aging: Cataracts are most commonly associated with aging and are more prevalent in individuals over the age of 60.
  • Genetics: Some people may be genetically predisposed to developing cataracts.
  • Trauma: Eye injuries can increase the risk of developing cataracts.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, can increase the risk of cataract formation.
  • Medications: Long-term use of certain medications, such as corticosteroids, can increase the risk of cataracts.

Diagnostic Steps

Medical History

  • Gather information about the patient’s age, family history of cataracts, and any underlying medical conditions.
  • Ask about symptoms, such as blurry vision, sensitivity to light, or difficulty seeing at night.
  • Inquire about any history of eye trauma or previous eye surgeries.

Physical Examination

  • Perform a comprehensive eye examination, including visual acuity testing, to assess the patient’s vision.
  • Evaluate the lens for cloudiness and any other abnormalities.
  • Check for signs of other eye conditions that may be contributing to the symptoms.

Laboratory Tests

  • No specific laboratory tests are required for diagnosing cataracts.

Diagnostic Imaging

  • No specific imaging modalities are necessary for diagnosing cataracts.

Other Tests

  • Additional tests, such as a slit-lamp examination or a dilated eye exam, may be performed to assess the severity and extent of the cataract.

Follow-up and Patient Education

  • Schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor the progression of the cataract and assess any changes in vision.
  • Educate the patient about the importance of protecting their eyes from UV radiation and wearing sunglasses.
  • Discuss the potential need for surgical intervention if the cataract significantly affects the patient’s vision and quality of life.

Possible Interventions

Traditional Interventions

Medications:

Top 5 drugs for Cataract:

  1. No medications are available to treat or reverse cataracts. Surgery is the only effective treatment for cataracts.

Alternative Drugs :

  • No alternative drugs are available for the treatment of cataracts.

Surgical Procedures:

  • Cataract surgery: Involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Cost: $3,000 to $5,000 per eye.

Alternative Interventions

  • There are no alternative interventions that have been proven to effectively treat or reverse cataracts. Some alternative therapies, such as eye drops or supplements, may claim to improve vision, but their effectiveness is not supported by scientific evidence.

Lifestyle Interventions

  • Protect your eyes from UV radiation by wearing sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Cost: $10-$200 depending on the brand and quality of sunglasses.
  • Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, which may help maintain overall eye health. Cost: Varies depending on food choices.
  • Quit smoking, as smoking has been linked to an increased risk of cataract formation. Cost: Varies depending on smoking cessation methods.
  • Manage underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, to reduce the risk of cataracts. Cost: Varies depending on the specific medical condition and treatment required.
  • Maintain a healthy weight and engage in regular physical activity, as obesity and a sedentary lifestyle have been associated with an increased risk of cataracts. Cost: Varies depending on individual preferences for exercise and fitness activities.

It is important to note that the cost ranges provided are approximate and may vary depending on the location and availability of the interventions.

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Video instructions for using Mirari Cold Plasma Device – F92 Cataract (ICD-10:H26.9)

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Mode setting: 1 (Infection)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 15 minutes,
Evening: 15 minutes
Mode setting: 1 (Infection)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 1 (Infection)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 2 (Wound Healing)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 15 minutes,
Evening: 15 minutes
Mode setting: 2 (Wound Healing)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 2 (Wound Healing)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 3 (Antiviral Therapy)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 15 minutes,
Evening: 15 minutes
Mode setting: 3 (Antiviral Therapy)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Mode setting: 3 (Antiviral Therapy)
Location: 7 (Neuro system & ENT)
Morning: 30 minutes,
Lunch: 30 minutes,
Evening: 30 minutes
Total
Morning: 45 minutes approx. $7.50 USD,
Evening: 45 minutes approx. $7.50 USD
Total
Morning: 90 minutes approx. $15 USD,
Lunch: 90 minutes approx. $15 USD,
Evening: 90 minutes approx. $15 USD,
Total
Morning: 90 minutes approx. $15 USD,
Lunch: 90 minutes approx. $15 USD,
Evening: 90 minutes approx. $15 USD,
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Note

This guide is for informational purposes only and should not replace the advice of a medical professional. Always consult with your healthcare provider or a qualified medical professional for personal advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not solely rely on the information presented here for decisions about your health. Use of this information is at your own risk. The authors of this guide, nor any associated entities or platforms, are not responsible for any potential adverse effects or outcomes based on the content.

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