Valid for Submission
H34.13 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of central retinal artery occlusion, bilateral. The code H34.13 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code H34.13 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral occlusion of central retinal arteries, central retinal artery occlusion, occlusion of left central retinal artery, occlusion of right central retinal artery, retinal artery occlusion , vascular occlusion of retina of left eye, etc.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bilateral occlusion of central retinal arteries
- Central retinal artery occlusion
- Occlusion of left central retinal artery
- Occlusion of right central retinal artery
- Retinal artery occlusion
- Vascular occlusion of retina of left eye
- Vascular occlusion of retina of right eye
Convert H34.13 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H34.13 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. In the center of this nerve tissue is the macula. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving and seeing fine detail.
Retinal disorders affect this vital tissue. They can affect your vision, and some can be serious enough to cause blindness. Examples are
- Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision
- Diabetic eye disease
- Retinal detachment - a medical emergency, when the retina is pulled away from the back of the eye
- Retinoblastoma - cancer of the retina. It is most common in young children.
- Macular pucker - scar tissue on the macula
- Macular hole - a small break in the macula that usually happens to people over 60
- Floaters - cobwebs or specks in your field of vision
NIH: National Eye Institute
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