ICD-10-CM Code H34.812

Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye

Version 2021 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H34.812 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of central retinal vein occlusion, left eye. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H34.812
Short Description:Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye
Long Description:Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye

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

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2021 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2020. This code was replaced for the FY 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021).

  • H34.8120 - Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye, with macular edema
  • H34.8120 - Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye, with macular edema
  • H34.8121 - Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye, w rtnl neovas
  • H34.8121 - Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye, w rtnl neovas
  • H34.8122 - Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye, stable
  • H34.8122 - Central retinal vein occlusion, left eye, stable

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of choroid and retina (H30-H36)
      • Retinal vascular occlusions (H34)

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


Retinal Disorders

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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