2022 ICD-10-CM Code H35

Other retinal disorders

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H35
Short Description:Other retinal disorders
Long Description:Other retinal disorders

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of choroid and retina (H30-H36)
      • Other retinal disorders (H35)

H35 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other retinal disorders. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Other retinal disorders

Non-specific codes like H35 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other retinal disorders:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.0 for Background retinopathy and retinal vascular changes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.00 for Unspecified background retinopathy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.01 for Changes in retinal vascular appearance
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.02 for Exudative retinopathy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.03 for Hypertensive retinopathy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.04 for Retinal micro-aneurysms, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.05 for Retinal neovascularization, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.06 for Retinal vasculitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.07 for Retinal telangiectasis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.09 for Other intraretinal microvascular abnormalities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.1 for Retinopathy of prematurity
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.10 for Retinopathy of prematurity, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.11 for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 0
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.12 for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 1
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.13 for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 2
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.14 for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.15 for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 4
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.16 for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 5
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.17 for Retrolental fibroplasia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.2 for Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.20 for Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.21 for Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.22 for Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.23 for Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy, bilateral
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.3 for Degeneration of macula and posterior pole
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.30 for Unspecified macular degeneration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.31 for Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.32 for Exudative age-related macular degeneration
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.33 for Angioid streaks of macula
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.34 for Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.35 for Cystoid macular degeneration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.36 for Drusen (degenerative) of macula
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.37 for Puckering of macula
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.38 for Toxic maculopathy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.4 for Peripheral retinal degeneration
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.40 for Unspecified peripheral retinal degeneration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.41 for Lattice degeneration of retina
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.42 for Microcystoid degeneration of retina
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.43 for Paving stone degeneration of retina
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.44 for Age-related reticular degeneration of retina
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.45 for Secondary pigmentary degeneration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.46 for Secondary vitreoretinal degeneration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.5 for Hereditary retinal dystrophy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.50 for Unspecified hereditary retinal dystrophy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.51 for Vitreoretinal dystrophy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.52 for Pigmentary retinal dystrophy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.53 for Other dystrophies primarily involving the sensory retina
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.54 for Dystrophies primarily involving the retinal pigment epithelium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.6 for Retinal hemorrhage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.60 for Retinal hemorrhage, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.61 for Retinal hemorrhage, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.62 for Retinal hemorrhage, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.63 for Retinal hemorrhage, bilateral
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.7 for Separation of retinal layers
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.70 for Unspecified separation of retinal layers
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.71 for Central serous chorioretinopathy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.72 for Serous detachment of retinal pigment epithelium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.73 for Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H35.8 for Other specified retinal disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.81 for Retinal edema
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.82 for Retinal ischemia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.89 for Other specified retinal disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.9 for Unspecified retinal disorder

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H35:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

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

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)