ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H44.029

Vitreous abscess (chronic), unspecified eye

Diagnosis Code H44.029

ICD-10: H44.029
Short Description: Vitreous abscess (chronic), unspecified eye
Long Description: Vitreous abscess (chronic), unspecified eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H44.029

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

  • Abscess
  • Abscess scan - radioactive
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Bartholin cyst or abscess
  • Brain abscess
  • Epidural abscess
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Pancreatic abscess
  • Perirenal abscess
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Pilonidal cyst resection
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Skin abscess
  • Subareolar abscess
  • Tooth abscess

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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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