ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 362.21

Retrolental fibroplasia

Diagnosis Code 362.21

ICD-9: 362.21
Short Description: Retrolental fibroplasia
Long Description: Retrolental fibroplasia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 362.21

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the sense organs
    • Disorders of the eye and adnexa (360-379)
      • 362 Other retinal disorders

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Premature Babies

Also called: Preemies

Almost 1 of every 10 infants born in the United States are premature, or preemies. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks.

Important growth and development happen throughout pregnancy - especially in the final months and weeks. Because they are born too early, preemies weigh much less than full-term babies. They may have health problems because their organs did not have enough time to develop. Problems that a baby born too early may have include

  • Breathing problems
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Vision problems
  • Hearing problems

Preemies need special medical care in a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. They stay there until their organ systems can work on their own.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • Neonatal weight gain and nutrition
  • Osteopenia - premature infants
  • Premature infant
  • Preterm labor
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Transient tachypnea - newborn
  • Visiting your baby in the NICU

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Retinal Disorders

The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. In the center of this nerve tissue is the macula. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving and seeing fine detail.

Retinal disorders affect this vital tissue. They can affect your vision, and some can be serious enough to cause blindness. Examples are

  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Retinal detachment - a medical emergency, when the retina is pulled away from the back of the eye
  • Retinoblastoma - cancer of the retina. It is most common in young children.
  • Macular pucker - scar tissue on the macula
  • Macular hole - a small break in the macula that usually happens to people over 60
  • Floaters - cobwebs or specks in your field of vision

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Amaurosis fugax
  • Central serous choroidopathy
  • Electroretinography
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • High blood pressure and eye disease
  • Home vision tests
  • Intravitreal injection
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Retinal artery occlusion
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Slit-lamp exam
  • Standard ophthalmic exam

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