ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H33.021

Retinal detachment with multiple breaks, right eye

Diagnosis Code H33.021

ICD-10: H33.021
Short Description: Retinal detachment with multiple breaks, right eye
Long Description: Retinal detachment with multiple breaks, right eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H33.021

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

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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