Valid for Submission
H33.029 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of retinal detachment with multiple breaks, unspecified eye. The code H33.029 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 H33.029 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like new partial retinal detachment with multiple defects, partial recent retinal detachment with multiple defects, retinal detachment with multiple breaks or retinal detachment with retinal defect.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H33.029 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- New partial retinal detachment with multiple defects
- Partial recent retinal detachment with multiple defects
- Retinal detachment with multiple breaks
- Retinal detachment with retinal defect
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert H33.029 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H33.029 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail. A retinal detachment lifts or pulls the retina from its normal position. It can occur at any age, but it is more common in people over age 40. It affects men more than women and whites more than African Americans. A retinal detachment is also more likely to occur in people who
- Are extremely nearsighted
- Have had a retinal detachment in the other eye
- Have a family history of retinal detachment
- Have had cataract surgery
- Have other eye diseases or disorders
- Have had an eye injury
Symptoms include an increase in the number of floaters, which are little "cobwebs" or specks that float about in your field of vision, and/or light flashes in the eye. It may also seem like there is a "curtain" over your field of vision.
A retinal detachment is a medical emergency. If not promptly treated, it can cause permanent vision loss. If you have any symptoms, see an eye care professional immediately. Treatment includes different types of surgery.
NIH: National Eye Institute
- Retinal detachment (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Retinal detachment repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
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