ICD-10-CM Code H35

Other retinal disorders

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H35 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other retinal disorders. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

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

  • H35.0 - Background retinopathy and retinal vascular changes
  • H35.00 - Unspecified background retinopathy
  • H35.01 - Changes in retinal vascular appearance
  • H35.011 - Changes in retinal vascular appearance, right eye
  • H35.012 - Changes in retinal vascular appearance, left eye
  • H35.013 - Changes in retinal vascular appearance, bilateral
  • H35.019 - Changes in retinal vascular appearance, unspecified eye
  • H35.02 - Exudative retinopathy
  • H35.021 - Exudative retinopathy, right eye
  • H35.022 - Exudative retinopathy, left eye
  • H35.023 - Exudative retinopathy, bilateral
  • H35.029 - Exudative retinopathy, unspecified eye
  • H35.03 - Hypertensive retinopathy
  • H35.031 - Hypertensive retinopathy, right eye
  • H35.032 - Hypertensive retinopathy, left eye
  • H35.033 - Hypertensive retinopathy, bilateral
  • H35.039 - Hypertensive retinopathy, unspecified eye
  • H35.04 - Retinal micro-aneurysms, unspecified
  • H35.041 - Retinal micro-aneurysms, unspecified, right eye
  • H35.042 - Retinal micro-aneurysms, unspecified, left eye
  • H35.043 - Retinal micro-aneurysms, unspecified, bilateral
  • H35.049 - Retinal micro-aneurysms, unspecified, unspecified eye
  • H35.05 - Retinal neovascularization, unspecified
  • H35.051 - Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, right eye
  • H35.052 - Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, left eye
  • H35.053 - Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, bilateral
  • H35.059 - Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, unspecified eye
  • H35.06 - Retinal vasculitis
  • H35.061 - Retinal vasculitis, right eye
  • H35.062 - Retinal vasculitis, left eye
  • H35.063 - Retinal vasculitis, bilateral
  • H35.069 - Retinal vasculitis, unspecified eye
  • H35.07 - Retinal telangiectasis
  • H35.071 - Retinal telangiectasis, right eye
  • H35.072 - Retinal telangiectasis, left eye
  • H35.073 - Retinal telangiectasis, bilateral
  • H35.079 - Retinal telangiectasis, unspecified eye
  • H35.09 - Other intraretinal microvascular abnormalities
  • H35.1 - Retinopathy of prematurity
  • H35.10 - Retinopathy of prematurity, unspecified
  • H35.101 - Retinopathy of prematurity, unspecified, right eye
  • H35.102 - Retinopathy of prematurity, unspecified, left eye
  • H35.103 - Retinopathy of prematurity, unspecified, bilateral
  • H35.109 - Retinopathy of prematurity, unspecified, unspecified eye
  • H35.11 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 0
  • H35.111 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 0, right eye
  • H35.112 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 0, left eye
  • H35.113 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 0, bilateral
  • H35.119 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 0, unspecified eye
  • H35.12 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 1
  • H35.121 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 1, right eye
  • H35.122 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 1, left eye
  • H35.123 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 1, bilateral
  • H35.129 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 1, unspecified eye
  • H35.13 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 2
  • H35.131 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 2, right eye
  • H35.132 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 2, left eye
  • H35.133 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 2, bilateral
  • H35.139 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 2, unspecified eye
  • H35.14 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3
  • H35.141 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3, right eye
  • H35.142 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3, left eye
  • H35.143 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3, bilateral
  • H35.149 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3, unspecified eye
  • H35.15 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 4
  • H35.151 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 4, right eye
  • H35.152 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 4, left eye
  • H35.153 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 4, bilateral
  • H35.159 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 4, unspecified eye
  • H35.16 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 5
  • H35.161 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 5, right eye
  • H35.162 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 5, left eye
  • H35.163 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 5, bilateral
  • H35.169 - Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 5, unspecified eye
  • H35.17 - Retrolental fibroplasia
  • H35.171 - Retrolental fibroplasia, right eye
  • H35.172 - Retrolental fibroplasia, left eye
  • H35.173 - Retrolental fibroplasia, bilateral
  • H35.179 - Retrolental fibroplasia, unspecified eye
  • H35.2 - Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy
  • H35.20 - Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy, unspecified eye
  • H35.21 - Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy, right eye
  • H35.22 - Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy, left eye
  • H35.23 - Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy, bilateral
  • H35.3 - Degeneration of macula and posterior pole
  • H35.30 - Unspecified macular degeneration
  • H35.31 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration
  • H35.311 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye
  • H35.3110 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye, stage unspecified
  • H35.3111 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye, early dry stage
  • H35.3112 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye, intermediate dry stage
  • H35.3113 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye, advanced atrophic without subfoveal involvement
  • H35.3114 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye, advanced atrophic with subfoveal involvement
  • H35.312 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye
  • H35.3120 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye, stage unspecified
  • H35.3121 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye, early dry stage
  • H35.3122 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye, intermediate dry stage
  • H35.3123 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye, advanced atrophic without subfoveal involvement
  • H35.3124 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye, advanced atrophic with subfoveal involvement
  • H35.313 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral
  • H35.3130 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral, stage unspecified
  • H35.3131 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral, early dry stage
  • H35.3132 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral, intermediate dry stage
  • H35.3133 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral, advanced atrophic without subfoveal involvement
  • H35.3134 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral, advanced atrophic with subfoveal involvement
  • H35.319 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye
  • H35.3190 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye, stage unspecified
  • H35.3191 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye, early dry stage
  • H35.3192 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye, intermediate dry stage
  • H35.3193 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye, advanced atrophic without subfoveal involvement
  • H35.3194 - Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye, advanced atrophic with subfoveal involvement
  • H35.32 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration
  • H35.321 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye
  • H35.3210 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye, stage unspecified
  • H35.3211 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye, with active choroidal neovascularization
  • H35.3212 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye, with inactive choroidal neovascularization
  • H35.3213 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye, with inactive scar
  • H35.322 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye
  • H35.3220 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye, stage unspecified
  • H35.3221 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye, with active choroidal neovascularization
  • H35.3222 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye, with inactive choroidal neovascularization
  • H35.3223 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye, with inactive scar
  • H35.323 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral
  • H35.3230 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral, stage unspecified
  • H35.3231 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral, with active choroidal neovascularization
  • H35.3232 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral, with inactive choroidal neovascularization
  • H35.3233 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral, with inactive scar
  • H35.329 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye
  • H35.3290 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye, stage unspecified
  • H35.3291 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye, with active choroidal neovascularization
  • H35.3292 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye, with inactive choroidal neovascularization
  • H35.3293 - Exudative age-related macular degeneration, unspecified eye, with inactive scar
  • H35.33 - Angioid streaks of macula
  • H35.34 - Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole
  • H35.341 - Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole, right eye
  • H35.342 - Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole, left eye
  • H35.343 - Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole, bilateral
  • H35.349 - Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole, unspecified eye
  • H35.35 - Cystoid macular degeneration
  • H35.351 - Cystoid macular degeneration, right eye
  • H35.352 - Cystoid macular degeneration, left eye
  • H35.353 - Cystoid macular degeneration, bilateral
  • H35.359 - Cystoid macular degeneration, unspecified eye
  • H35.36 - Drusen (degenerative) of macula
  • H35.361 - Drusen (degenerative) of macula, right eye
  • H35.362 - Drusen (degenerative) of macula, left eye
  • H35.363 - Drusen (degenerative) of macula, bilateral
  • H35.369 - Drusen (degenerative) of macula, unspecified eye
  • H35.37 - Puckering of macula
  • H35.371 - Puckering of macula, right eye
  • H35.372 - Puckering of macula, left eye
  • H35.373 - Puckering of macula, bilateral
  • H35.379 - Puckering of macula, unspecified eye
  • H35.38 - Toxic maculopathy
  • H35.381 - Toxic maculopathy, right eye
  • H35.382 - Toxic maculopathy, left eye
  • H35.383 - Toxic maculopathy, bilateral
  • H35.389 - Toxic maculopathy, unspecified eye
  • H35.4 - Peripheral retinal degeneration
  • H35.40 - Unspecified peripheral retinal degeneration
  • H35.41 - Lattice degeneration of retina
  • H35.411 - Lattice degeneration of retina, right eye
  • H35.412 - Lattice degeneration of retina, left eye
  • H35.413 - Lattice degeneration of retina, bilateral
  • H35.419 - Lattice degeneration of retina, unspecified eye
  • H35.42 - Microcystoid degeneration of retina
  • H35.421 - Microcystoid degeneration of retina, right eye
  • H35.422 - Microcystoid degeneration of retina, left eye
  • H35.423 - Microcystoid degeneration of retina, bilateral
  • H35.429 - Microcystoid degeneration of retina, unspecified eye
  • H35.43 - Paving stone degeneration of retina
  • H35.431 - Paving stone degeneration of retina, right eye
  • H35.432 - Paving stone degeneration of retina, left eye
  • H35.433 - Paving stone degeneration of retina, bilateral
  • H35.439 - Paving stone degeneration of retina, unspecified eye
  • H35.44 - Age-related reticular degeneration of retina
  • H35.441 - Age-related reticular degeneration of retina, right eye
  • H35.442 - Age-related reticular degeneration of retina, left eye
  • H35.443 - Age-related reticular degeneration of retina, bilateral
  • H35.449 - Age-related reticular degeneration of retina, unspecified eye
  • H35.45 - Secondary pigmentary degeneration
  • H35.451 - Secondary pigmentary degeneration, right eye
  • H35.452 - Secondary pigmentary degeneration, left eye
  • H35.453 - Secondary pigmentary degeneration, bilateral
  • H35.459 - Secondary pigmentary degeneration, unspecified eye
  • H35.46 - Secondary vitreoretinal degeneration
  • H35.461 - Secondary vitreoretinal degeneration, right eye
  • H35.462 - Secondary vitreoretinal degeneration, left eye
  • H35.463 - Secondary vitreoretinal degeneration, bilateral
  • H35.469 - Secondary vitreoretinal degeneration, unspecified eye
  • H35.5 - Hereditary retinal dystrophy
  • H35.50 - Unspecified hereditary retinal dystrophy
  • H35.51 - Vitreoretinal dystrophy
  • H35.52 - Pigmentary retinal dystrophy
  • H35.53 - Other dystrophies primarily involving the sensory retina
  • H35.54 - Dystrophies primarily involving the retinal pigment epithelium
  • H35.6 - Retinal hemorrhage
  • H35.60 - Retinal hemorrhage, unspecified eye
  • H35.61 - Retinal hemorrhage, right eye
  • H35.62 - Retinal hemorrhage, left eye
  • H35.63 - Retinal hemorrhage, bilateral
  • H35.7 - Separation of retinal layers
  • H35.70 - Unspecified separation of retinal layers
  • H35.71 - Central serous chorioretinopathy
  • H35.711 - Central serous chorioretinopathy, right eye
  • H35.712 - Central serous chorioretinopathy, left eye
  • H35.713 - Central serous chorioretinopathy, bilateral
  • H35.719 - Central serous chorioretinopathy, unspecified eye
  • H35.72 - Serous detachment of retinal pigment epithelium
  • H35.721 - Serous detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, right eye
  • H35.722 - Serous detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, left eye
  • H35.723 - Serous detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, bilateral
  • H35.729 - Serous detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, unspecified eye
  • H35.73 - Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium
  • H35.731 - Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, right eye
  • H35.732 - Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, left eye
  • H35.733 - Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, bilateral
  • H35.739 - Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, unspecified eye
  • H35.8 - Other specified retinal disorders
  • H35.81 - Retinal edema
  • H35.82 - Retinal ischemia
  • H35.89 - Other specified retinal disorders
  • H35.9 - 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 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.

Code Classification

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

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

  • Amaurosis fugax (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Central serous choroidopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electroretinography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fluorescein angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • High blood pressure and eye disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Home vision tests (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intravitreal injection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Retinal artery occlusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Retinal vein occlusion (Medical Encyclopedia)

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