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Current RMA Instruments:
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||118 of 2015|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||119 of 2015|
Changes from previous instruments:
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 372.51
- ICD-10-AM Codes: H11.1
A pinguecula is a common type of conjunctival degeneration in the eye, manifesting as a yellow or white deposit on the white of the eye, usually on the nasal side.
Confirming the diagnosis
The diagnosis is made on clinical grounds, based on the typical appearance and location of the lesion.
The relevant medical specialist is an ophthalmologist.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
Conditions excluded from SOP
Clinical onset will generally correspond with date of diagnosis. The condition is usually asymptomatic.
The SOP has only an inability to obtain appropriate clinical management factor for worsening. The condition generally does not require treatment.