ICD-10-CM Code H25

Age-related cataract

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H25 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of age-related cataract. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H25
Short Description:Age-related cataract
Long Description:Age-related cataract

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

  • H25.0 - Age-related incipient cataract
  • H25.01 - Cortical age-related cataract
  • H25.011 - Cortical age-related cataract, right eye
  • H25.012 - Cortical age-related cataract, left eye
  • H25.013 - Cortical age-related cataract, bilateral
  • H25.019 - Cortical age-related cataract, unspecified eye
  • H25.03 - Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract
  • H25.031 - Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, right eye
  • H25.032 - Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, left eye
  • H25.033 - Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, bilateral
  • H25.039 - Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, unspecified eye
  • H25.04 - Posterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract
  • H25.041 - Posterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, right eye
  • H25.042 - Posterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, left eye
  • H25.043 - Posterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, bilateral
  • H25.049 - Posterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, unspecified eye
  • H25.09 - Other age-related incipient cataract
  • H25.091 - Other age-related incipient cataract, right eye
  • H25.092 - Other age-related incipient cataract, left eye
  • H25.093 - Other age-related incipient cataract, bilateral
  • H25.099 - Other age-related incipient cataract, unspecified eye
  • H25.1 - Age-related nuclear cataract
  • H25.10 - Age-related nuclear cataract, unspecified eye
  • H25.11 - Age-related nuclear cataract, right eye
  • H25.12 - Age-related nuclear cataract, left eye
  • H25.13 - Age-related nuclear cataract, bilateral
  • H25.2 - ... morgagnian type
  • H25.20 - ... morgagnian type, unspecified eye
  • H25.21 - ... morgagnian type, right eye
  • H25.22 - ... morgagnian type, left eye
  • H25.23 - ... morgagnian type, bilateral
  • H25.8 - Other age-related cataract
  • H25.81 - Combined forms of age-related cataract
  • H25.811 - Combined forms of age-related cataract, right eye
  • H25.812 - Combined forms of age-related cataract, left eye
  • H25.813 - Combined forms of age-related cataract, bilateral
  • H25.819 - Combined forms of age-related cataract, unspecified eye
  • H25.89 - Other age-related cataract
  • H25.9 - Unspecified age-related cataract

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 H25:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Senile cataract

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.
  • capsular glaucoma with pseudoexfoliation of lens H40.1

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of lens (H25-H28)
      • Age-related cataract (H25)

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

Information for Patients


Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are

  • Blurry vision
  • Colors that seem faded
  • Glare - headlights, lamps or sunlight may seem too bright. You may also see a halo around lights.
  • Not being able to see well at night
  • Double vision
  • Frequent prescription changes in your eye wear

Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.

NIH: National Eye Institute


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