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ICD-10-CM Code H35.8
Other specified retinal disorders

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code H35.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of H35.8 that describes the diagnosis 'other specified retinal disorders' in more detail.

The ICD code H358 is used to code Macular edema

Macular edema occurs when fluid and protein deposits collect on or under the macula of the eye (a yellow central area of the retina) and causes it to thicken and swell (edema). The swelling may distort a person's central vision, because the macula holds tightly packed cones that provide sharp, clear, central vision to enable a person to see detail, form, and color that is directly in the centre of the field of view.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Codes: ,
ICD 9 Codes: 362.01, 362.53

A 61-year-old man with medical history of type 2 diabetes that presents a macular edema, evidenced by an OCT (the edema marked with arrows). The central image is a 3D reconstruction of the retinal thickness (the edema is coloured in red).

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Coding Notes for H35.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Retinal hemorrhage - instead, use code H35.6-

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Central retinal vein occlusion - juvenile with macular edema (disorder)
  • Central retinal vein occlusion with macular edema (disorder)
  • Hemispheric retinal vein occlusion with macular edema (disorder)
  • Localized retinal edema (disorder)

Parent Code: H35 - Other retinal disorders

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