ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H36

Retinal disorders in diseases classified elsewhere

Diagnosis Code H36

ICD-10: H36
Short Description: Retinal disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description: Retinal disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H36

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa
    • Disorders of choroid and retina (H30-H36)
      • Retinal disorders in diseases classified elsewhere (H36)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Manifestation diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipManifestation diagnoses
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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H36 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Carcinoma-associated retinopathy
  • Deaf mutism
  • Deafmutism-retinal degeneration syndrome
  • Epstein-Barr virus disease
  • Epstein-Barr virus infection of the retina
  • Paraneoplastic retinopathy
  • Retinal dystrophy due to systemic disorder
  • Retinal dystrophy in systemic lipidosis
  • Retinopathy associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Sickle cell retinopathy
  • Sickle cell-hemoglobin C retinopathy
  • Viral retinitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code H36 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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