ICD-10-CM Code H20.8

Other iridocyclitis

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H20.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other iridocyclitis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H20.8
Short Description:Other iridocyclitis
Long Description:Other iridocyclitis

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • H20.81 - Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis
  • H20.811 - Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis, right eye
  • H20.812 - Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis, left eye
  • H20.813 - Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis, bilateral
  • H20.819 - Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis, unspecified eye
  • H20.82 - Vogt-Koyanagi syndrome
  • H20.821 - Vogt-Koyanagi syndrome, right eye
  • H20.822 - Vogt-Koyanagi syndrome, left eye
  • H20.823 - Vogt-Koyanagi syndrome, bilateral
  • H20.829 - Vogt-Koyanagi syndrome, unspecified eye

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H20.8:

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • glaucomatocyclitis crises H40.4
  • posterior cyclitis H30.2
  • sympathetic uveitis H44.13

Clinical Information

  • IRIDOCYCLITIS-. acute or chronic inflammation of the iris and ciliary body characterized by exudates into the anterior chamber discoloration of the iris and constricted sluggish pupil. symptoms include radiating pain photophobia lacrimation and interference with vision.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Iridocyclitis (H20)

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


Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Anisocoria (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Choroidal dystrophies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coloboma of the iris (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Episcleritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye and orbit ultrasound (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye redness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fluorescein angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fluorescein eye stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heterochromia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Orbit CT scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Orbital pseudotumor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Photophobia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pinguecula (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pterygium (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pupil - white spots (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scleritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Slit-lamp exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Standard ophthalmic exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Uveitis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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