ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H35.81

Retinal edema

Diagnosis Code H35.81

ICD-10: H35.81
Short Description: Retinal edema
Long Description: Retinal edema
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H35.81

Valid for Submission
The code H35.81 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of choroid and retina (H30-H36)
      • Other retinal disorders (H35)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H35.81 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Autosomal dominant cystoid macular edema
  • Branch retinal vein occlusion with macular edema
  • Central retinal vein occlusion
  • Central retinal vein occlusion
  • Central retinal vein occlusion
  • Central retinal vein occlusion - juvenile
  • Central retinal vein occlusion - juvenile with macular edema
  • Central retinal vein occlusion with macular edema
  • Clinically significant macular edema
  • Cotton wool spots
  • Cystoid macular edema
  • Hemispheric retinal vein occlusion
  • Hemispheric retinal vein occlusion with macular edema
  • Localized edema
  • Localized retinal edema
  • Macular retinal edema
  • Noncystoid edema of macula of retina
  • Peripheral retinal edema
  • Retinal edema
  • Retinal exudates and/or deposits
  • Uveitis related cystoid macular edema
  • Venous retinal branch occlusion
  • Widespread retinal edema

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code H35.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Retinal Disorders

The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. In the center of this nerve tissue is the macula. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving and seeing fine detail.

Retinal disorders affect this vital tissue. They can affect your vision, and some can be serious enough to cause blindness. Examples are

  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Retinal detachment - a medical emergency, when the retina is pulled away from the back of the eye
  • Retinoblastoma - cancer of the retina. It is most common in young children.
  • Macular pucker - scar tissue on the macula
  • Macular hole - a small break in the macula that usually happens to people over 60
  • Floaters - cobwebs or specks in your field of vision

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Amaurosis fugax
  • Central serous choroidopathy
  • Electroretinography
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • High blood pressure and eye disease
  • Home vision tests
  • Intravitreal injection
  • Retinal artery occlusion
  • Retinal vein occlusion

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