ICD-10-CM Code H10.029

Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis, unspecified eye

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H10.029 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other mucopurulent conjunctivitis, unspecified eye. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H10.029 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute infectious conjunctivitis, acute mucopurulent conjunctivitis, catarrhal conjunctivitis, conjunctival discharge, conjunctivitis due to koch-weeks bacillus, discharge from eye, etc

Short Description:Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
Long Description:Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis, unspecified eye


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute infectious conjunctivitis
  • Acute mucopurulent conjunctivitis
  • Catarrhal conjunctivitis
  • Conjunctival discharge
  • Conjunctivitis due to Koch-Weeks bacillus
  • Discharge from eye
  • Disease due to Moraxella
  • Morax lacunata angular conjunctivitis
  • Mucopurulent conjunctivitis
  • Mucus conjunctival discharge
  • Purulent conjunctivitis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H10.029 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.


Convert H10.029 to ICD-9

  • 372.03 - Mucopur conjunctivit NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of conjunctiva (H10-H11)
      • Conjunctivitis (H10)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • 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


Also called: Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is the medical name for pink eye. It involves inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and inside of the eyelid. It can cause swelling, itching, burning, discharge, and redness. Causes include

  • Bacterial or viral infection
  • Allergies
  • Substances that cause irritation
  • Contact lens products, eye drops, or eye ointments

Pinkeye usually does not affect vision. Infectious pink eye can easily spread from one person to another. The infection will clear in most cases without medical care, but bacterial pinkeye needs treatment with antibiotic eye drops or ointment.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Allergic conjunctivitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Conjunctivitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vernal conjunctivitis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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