ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H59.039

Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, unsp eye

Diagnosis Code H59.039

ICD-10: H59.039
Short Description: Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, unsp eye
Long Description: Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, unspecified eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H59.039

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • 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 Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H59.039 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 919 - COMPLICATIONS OF TREATMENT WITH MCC
  • 920 - COMPLICATIONS OF TREATMENT WITH CC
  • 921 - COMPLICATIONS OF TREATMENT WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Cystoid macular edema
  • Postoperative cystoid macular edema

Information for Patients


Cataract

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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