FYI, I copied this information about my code file from a post I did last year. I can't guarantee but I think all the info below still applies.
For those that have not been using my modified diagnosis code file, it includes all the codes that were recommended by the AAO and the AOA in the past and a few others that I found that were relevant. All the non-billable codes have been removed along with most of the unspec eye codes. I assumed we should know what eye is involved. I did keep unspec for some of the neuro codes and some of the lid codes because I refuse to code 4 diagnoses for bilateral blepharitis upper and lower.
I edited some codes to make them easier to differentiate in a search and/or to shorten them. I added or substituted some common abbreviations like T1D, DME, CRVO, BRVO, EKC, RCE. I added examples or common labels for diseases that fall under obscure descriptions (e.g. EBMD, Kruckenberg Spindle, lid twitch) to help find them in a search. I put terms that I added to a description in parentheses.
I added (SX) to codes that were more symptoms so I could find them more easily. EG. Ocular pain, unspecified visual disturbances, visual discomfort, visual distortion of shape and size, other subjective visual disturbances, unspecified night blindness, glare, impaired contrast sensitivity, other specified disorders of eye/adnexa. I added (unknown) to the head scratcher unspecified XYZ codes so I can find them when all else fails.
These are the search terms I use on my diagnosis buttons that work with these code descriptions to narrow down the options as much as possible: IOL <a>Pseudophakia</a> Blepharitis <a>Unspecified blepharitis</a> Int Hordeolum <a>Hordeolum internum</a> Ext Hordeolum <a>Hordeolum externum</a> Chalazion <a>Chalazion</a> Dermatochalasis <a>Dermatochalasis</a> Subconj hem <a>Conjunctival hemorrhage</a> Allergic Conj <a>Acute atopic conjunctivitis</a> Bacterial Conj <a>Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis</a> Pinguecula <a>Pinguecul</a> (drop the a at the end to get pinguecula AND pingueculitis ) CLARE <a>Corneal disorder due to contact lens</a> SPK <a>superficial keratitis</a> Corneal abrasion <a>corneal abrasion</a> Dry Eye <a>Dry eye</a> (displays aqueous deficiency and KCS) Pterygium <a>Pterygium</a> EBMD <a>Other hereditary corneal dystrophies</a> Uveitis <a>acute iridocyclitis</a> Corneal FB <a>FB cornea,</a> EKC <a>Keratoconjunctivitis due to adenovirus</a> Cataracts <a>age-related cataract</a> (only displays age-related cataract options) PCO <a>other secondary cataract</a> POAG <a>(POAG)</a> G Susp Lo <a>Open angle w borderline findings low</a> G Susp Hi <a>Open angle w borderline findings high</a> NAG Susp <a>Anatomical narrow angle</a> T1D <a>T1D w/o complications</a> (only pulls up w/o comps. Other buttons are used with complications) T2D <a>T2D w/o complications</a> (only pulls up w/o comps. Other buttons are used with complications) NPDR <a>NPDR (diabetes)</a> (the “(diabetes)” only displays T1/T2) ProDR <a>Proliferative DR (diabetes)</a> (the “(diabetes)” only displays T1/T2) DME <a>with DME (diabetes)</a> (the “(diabetes)” only displays T1/T2) BRVO <a>retinal vein</a> (gives CRVO and BRVO) Choroidal Nevus <a>Benign neoplasm of choroid</a> Retinal Degen <a>retdegen</a> Floaters <a>vitreous opacities</a> PVD <a>Vitreous degeneration</a> ERM <a>Macular Pucker</a> Drusen <a>drusen degenerative</a> AMD-Dry <a>Dry AMD</a> AMD-Wet <a>Wet AMD</a> RCE <a>Recurrent erosion of cornea</a> Ocular migraine <a>scintillating scotoma</a>