ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 362.81

Retinal hemorrhage

Diagnosis Code 362.81

ICD-9: 362.81
Short Description: Retinal hemorrhage
Long Description: Retinal hemorrhage
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 362.81

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
References found for the code 362.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (nontraumatic) 459.0
      • eye 360.43
        • fundus 362.81
      • fundus, eye 362.81
      • preretinal, cause unspecified 362.81
      • retina, retinal (deep) (superficial) (vessels) 362.81
        • diabetic 250.5 [362.01]
          • due to secondary diabetes 249.5 [362.01]
        • due to birth injury 772.8
      • subhyaloid 362.81
      • subretinal 362.81

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 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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