ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H44.009

Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis, unspecified eye

Diagnosis Code H44.009

ICD-10: H44.009
Short Description: Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis, unspecified eye
Long Description: Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis, unspecified eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H44.009

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The code H44.009 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of vitreous body and globe (H43-H44)
      • Disorders of globe (H44)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H44.009 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Abscess of eye
  • Acute endophthalmitis
  • Acute postoperative endophthalmitis
  • Aspergillus endophthalmitis
  • Bacterial endophthalmitis
  • Bacterial infection of eye
  • Candida endophthalmitis
  • Disease caused by Acanthamoebidae
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Endophthalmitis caused by Acanthamoeba
  • Eye infection
  • Fungal endophthalmitis
  • Infection caused by Acanthamoeba
  • Infectious endophthalmitis
  • Infectious endophthalmitis
  • Infectious endophthalmitis
  • Infectious endophthalmitis
  • Meningococcal eye disease
  • Parasitic endophthalmitis
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Propionibacterium acnes
  • Postoperative infectious endophthalmitis
  • Propionibacterium acnes endophthalmitis
  • Purulent endophthalmitis
  • Staphylococcal eye infection

Information for Patients

Eye Infections

Your eyes can get infections from bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Eye infections can occur in different parts of the eye and can affect just one eye or both. Two common eye infections are

  • Conjunctivitis - also known as pinkeye. Conjunctivitis is often due to an infection. Children frequently get it, and it is very contagious.
  • Stye - a bump on the eyelid that happens when bacteria from your skin get into the hair follicle of an eyelash.

Symptoms of eye infections may include redness, itching, swelling, discharge, pain, or problems with vision. Treatment depends on the cause of the infection and may include compresses, eye drops, creams, or antibiotics.

  • Blepharitis
  • Corneal ulcers and infections
  • Cytomegalovirus retinitis
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge
  • Eye redness
  • Meibomianitis
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Parinaud oculoglandular syndrome
  • Periorbital cellulitis

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