2022 ICD-10-CM Code H20.81

Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H20.81
Short Description:Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis
Long Description:Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis

Code Classification

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

H20.81 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis

Non-specific codes like H20.81 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H20.811 for Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H20.812 for Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H20.813 for Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H20.819 for Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis, unspecified eye

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H20.81 are found in the index:

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

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


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)