ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H44.759

Retained (old) foreign body in vitreous body, unsp eye

Diagnosis Code H44.759

ICD-10: H44.759
Short Description: Retained (old) foreign body in vitreous body, unsp eye
Long Description: Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in vitreous body, unspecified eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H44.759

Valid for Submission
The code H44.759 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 H44.759 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC 124
  • OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC 125

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Synonyms
  • Injury of vitreous body
  • Intraocular foreign body in vitreous
  • Old intraocular nonmagnetic foreign body
  • Old intraocular nonmagnetic foreign body in vitreous
  • Retained lens fragment in vitreous
  • Retained lens matter in vitreous
  • Retained lens matter in vitreous
  • Retained lens matter in vitreous
  • Retained nonmagnetic foreign body in vitreous
  • Retained nonmagnetic foreign body in vitreous
  • Retained nuclear material in vitreous
  • Retained soft lens matter in vitreous

Information for Patients


Eye Injuries

The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable. If you play sports or work in certain jobs, you may need protection.

The most common type of injury happens when something irritates the outer surface of your eye. Certain jobs such as industrial jobs or hobbies such as carpentry make this type of injury more likely. It's also more likely if you wear contact lenses.

Chemicals or heat can burn your eyes. With chemicals, the pain may cause you to close your eyes. This traps the irritant next to the eye and may cause more damage. You should wash out your eye right away while you wait for medical help.

  • Corneal injury
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Eye emergencies
  • Hyphema


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Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.

  • Bezoar
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
  • Splinter removal


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