ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H59.0

Disorders of the eye following cataract surgery

Diagnosis Code H59.0

ICD-10: H59.0
Short Description: Disorders of the eye following cataract surgery
Long Description: Disorders of the eye following cataract surgery
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H59.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified (H59)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disord of eye and adnexa, NEC (H59)

Information for Patients


A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are

  • Blurry vision
  • Colors that seem faded
  • Glare - headlights, lamps or sunlight may seem too bright. You may also see a halo around lights.
  • Not being able to see well at night
  • Double vision
  • Frequent prescription changes in your eye wear

Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Cataract
  • Cataract removal
  • Slit-lamp exam
  • Standard ophthalmic exam

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