ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 362.43

Hem detach pigmnt epith

Diagnosis Code 362.43

ICD-9: 362.43
Short Description: Hem detach pigmnt epith
Long Description: Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 362.43

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

Information for Patients


Also called: Hematoma, Hemorrhage

Bleeding is the loss of blood. It can happen inside or outside the body. Bleeding can be a reaction to a cut or other wound. It can also result from an injury to internal organs.

There are many situations in which you might bleed. A bruise is bleeding under the skin. Some strokes are caused by bleeding in the brain. Other bleeding, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, coughing up blood, or vaginal bleeding, can be a symptom of a disease.

Normally, when you bleed, your blood forms clots to stop the bleeding. Severe bleeding may require first aid or a trip to the emergency room. If you have a bleeding disorder, your blood does not form clots normally.

  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bleeding into the skin
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn
  • Splinter hemorrhages
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage

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Retinal Detachment

The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail. A retinal detachment lifts or pulls the retina from its normal position. It can occur at any age, but it is more common in people over age 40. It affects men more than women and whites more than African Americans. A retinal detachment is also more likely to occur in people who

  • Are extremely nearsighted
  • Have had a retinal detachment in the other eye
  • Have a family history of retinal detachment
  • Have had cataract surgery
  • Have other eye diseases or disorders
  • Have had an eye injury

Symptoms include an increase in the number of floaters, which are little "cobwebs" or specks that float about in your field of vision, and/or light flashes in the eye. It may also seem like there is a "curtain" over your field of vision.

A retinal detachment is a medical emergency. If not promptly treated, it can cause permanent vision loss. If you have any symptoms, see an eye care professional immediately. Treatment includes different types of surgery.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal detachment repair

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