ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H33.009

Unsp retinal detachment with retinal break, unspecified eye

Diagnosis Code H33.009

ICD-10: H33.009
Short Description: Unsp retinal detachment with retinal break, unspecified eye
Long Description: Unspecified retinal detachment with retinal break, unspecified eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H33.009

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa
    • Disorders of choroid and retina (H30-H36)
      • Retinal detachments and breaks (H33)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H33.009 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Combined traction and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
  • Retinal detachment with retinal defect
  • Retinal detachments and defects
  • Retinal macular break
  • Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
  • Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment - macula off
  • Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment - macula on

Information for Patients

Retinal Detachment

The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail. A retinal detachment lifts or pulls the retina from its normal position. It can occur at any age, but it is more common in people over age 40. It affects men more than women and whites more than African Americans. A retinal detachment is also more likely to occur in people who

  • Are extremely nearsighted
  • Have had a retinal detachment in the other eye
  • Have a family history of retinal detachment
  • Have had cataract surgery
  • Have other eye diseases or disorders
  • Have had an eye injury

Symptoms include an increase in the number of floaters, which are little "cobwebs" or specks that float about in your field of vision, and/or light flashes in the eye. It may also seem like there is a "curtain" over your field of vision.

A retinal detachment is a medical emergency. If not promptly treated, it can cause permanent vision loss. If you have any symptoms, see an eye care professional immediately. Treatment includes different types of surgery.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal detachment repair

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