Diseases of the Sense Organs (Eye and Ear)




This module explores the anatomy, function and common diseases and disorders of the eye, adnexa and ear. Learners will review how the eye captures and process images as well as how the ear and mastoid process collect sound and provides balance. Coding practice exercises are provided so the learner can assign ICD-10-CM codes for diseases of the eye and adnexa process and Mastoid process.


•Label a diagram of the eye.
•Differentiate between the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye.
•Differentiate between the outer, middle, and inner ear.
•Label a diagram of the ear.
•Discuss the use of laterality in codes for the eyes and ears.
•Apply Excludes1 and Exludes2 notes to eye and ear codes.
•List the types of blindness.
•Discuss the various types of glaucoma and glaucoma staging.
•List various causes of Eustachian tube dysfunction.
•Discuss which secondary codes should be assigned with otitis media codes.
•Apply ICD-10-CM coding principles and guidelines to selected eye and ear conditions.
•Given a diagnostic statement or case study, assign ICD-10-CM codes.

CE Credits

This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Technical Requirments

Recommended operating systems:
Window 7 or higher
Mac OS 10.7 or higher

Supported Browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or greater
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
Google Chrome 2.0 or greater
Apple Safari 2.0 or greater

DSL or better
Recommended internet connection speed 500 or higher kbps

Additional Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Current version of Java

Sound: (all modules are fully narrated)
Computer speakers or headset

Printer access to print CEU certifications


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