ICD-10-CM Code H26.229

Cataract secondary to ocular disorders (degenerative) (inflammatory), unspecified eye

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H26.229 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cataract secondary to ocular disorders (degenerative) (inflammatory), unspecified eye. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H26.229 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cataract due to inflammatory disorder or cataract secondary to ocular disease.

ICD-10:H26.229
Short Description:Cataract secondary to ocular disorders, unsp eye
Long Description:Cataract secondary to ocular disorders (degenerative) (inflammatory), unspecified eye

Synonyms

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

  • Cataract due to inflammatory disorder
  • Cataract secondary to ocular disease

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H26.229 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.

  • 124 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC
  • 125 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC

Convert H26.229 to ICD-9

  • 366.32 - Cataract in inflam dis (Approximate Flag)
  • 366.34 - Cataract in degen dis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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


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

  • Cataract (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cataract removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Slit-lamp exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Standard ophthalmic exam (Medical Encyclopedia)

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