2021 ICD-10-CM Code H25.033

Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, bilateral

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

H25.033 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, bilateral. The code H25.033 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code H25.033 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anterior subcapsular cataract of bilateral eyes, anterior subcapsular cataract of left eye, anterior subcapsular cataract of left eye, anterior subcapsular cataract of right eye, anterior subcapsular cataract of right eye , anterior subcapsular polar senile cataract, etc.

The code H25.033 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 through 124 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

ICD-10:H25.033
Short Description:Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, bilateral
Long Description:Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, bilateral

Code Classification

Code Edits

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Approximate Synonyms

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Convert H25.033 to ICD-9 Code

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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

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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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)