ICD-10-CM Code E10.3553

Type 1 diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, bilateral

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

E10.3553 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, bilateral. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:E10.3553
Short Description:Type 1 diabetes with stable prolif diabetic rtnop, bilateral
Long Description:Type 1 diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, bilateral

Replacement Code

E103553 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • E10.351 - Type 1 diabetes w prolif diabetic rtnop w macular edema

Convert E10.3553 to ICD-9

  • 250.51 - DMI ophth nt st uncntrld (Combination Flag)
  • 362.02 - Prolif diab retinopathy (Combination Flag)

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Diabetes mellitus (E08-E13)
      • Type 1 diabetes mellitus (E10)

Code History

  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Diabetes Type 1

Also called: Insulin-dependent diabetes, Juvenile diabetes, Type I diabetes

Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 1 diabetes, your pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth.

Type 1 diabetes happens most often in children and young adults but can appear at any age. Symptoms may include

  • Being very thirsty
  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Having sores that heal slowly
  • Having dry, itchy skin
  • Losing the feeling in your feet or having tingling in your feet
  • Having blurry eyesight

A blood test can show if you have diabetes. If you do, you will need to take insulin for the rest of your life. A blood test called the A1C can check to see how well you are managing your diabetes.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • A1C test (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Diabetes - tests and checkups (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes - when you are sick (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes and exercise (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Giving an insulin injection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Type 1 diabetes (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Diabetic Eye Problems

Also called: Diabetic retinopathy

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your eyes. The most common problem is diabetic retinopathy. It is a leading cause of blindness in American adults.

Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. You need a healthy retina to see clearly. Diabetic retinopathy damages the tiny blood vessels inside your retina.

You may not notice it at first. Symptoms can include

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots
  • Dark or floating spots
  • Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes
  • Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes

Treatment often includes laser treatment or surgery, with follow-up care.

Two other eye problems can happen to people with diabetes. A cataract is a cloud over the lens of your eye. Surgery helps you see clearly again. Glaucoma happens when pressure builds up in the eye, damaging the main nerve. Eye drops or surgery can help.

If you have diabetes, you should have a complete eye exam every year. Finding and treating problems early may save your vision.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Diabetes - eye care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes and eye disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes eye exams (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fluorescein angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intravitreal injection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laser photocoagulation -- eye (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Standard ophthalmic exam (Medical Encyclopedia)

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