ICD-10-CM Code H35.00

Unspecified background retinopathy

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H35.00 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified background retinopathy. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H35.00 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute zonal occult outer retinopathy, autosomal recessive chorioretinopathy and microcephaly syndrome, background retinopathy due to impaired glucose regulation, bilateral retinopathy, bilateral retinopathy of eyes caused by hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine adverse reaction, etc

ICD-10:H35.00
Short Description:Unspecified background retinopathy
Long Description:Unspecified background retinopathy

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H35.00 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute zonal occult outer retinopathy
  • Autosomal recessive chorioretinopathy and microcephaly syndrome
  • Background retinopathy due to impaired glucose regulation
  • Bilateral retinopathy
  • Bilateral retinopathy of eyes caused by hydroxychloroquine
  • Chloroquine adverse reaction
  • Chloroquine retinopathy
  • Desferrioxamine adverse reaction
  • Desferrioxamine retinopathy
  • Estrogen antagonist adverse reaction
  • Familial aplasia of the vermis
  • Hereditary vitreoretinopathy
  • Hydrochloroquine retinopathy
  • Hydroxychloroquine adverse reaction
  • Joubert syndrome
  • Joubert syndrome with ocular defect
  • O/E - non-referable retinopathy
  • O/E - referable retinopathy
  • O/E - retinopathy
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta, retinopathy, seizures, intellectual disability syndrome
  • Paraneoplastic retinopathy
  • Quinine adverse reaction
  • Quinine retinopathy
  • Renal retinopathy
  • Retinal vascular disorder
  • Retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukoencephalopathy and systemic manifestations
  • Retinopathy caused by canthaxanthin
  • Retinopathy caused by trifluoperazine
  • Small vessel cerebrovascular disease
  • Tamoxifen adverse reaction
  • Tamoxifen retinopathy
  • Thioridazine adverse reaction
  • Thioridazine retinopathy
  • Trifluoperazine adverse reaction
  • Vascular retinopathy of bilateral eyes
  • Vascular retinopathy of left eye
  • Vascular retinopathy of right eye

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H35.00 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 124 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC
  • 125 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC

Convert H35.00 to ICD-9

  • 362.10 - Backgrnd retinopathy NOS

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

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