H35.039 - Hypertensive retinopathy, unspecified eye

Version 2023
ICD-10:H35.039
Short Description:Hypertensive retinopathy, unspecified eye
Long Description:Hypertensive retinopathy, unspecified eye
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of choroid and retina (H30-H36)
      • Other retinal disorders (H35)

H35.039 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of hypertensive retinopathy, unspecified eye. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H35.039 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Clinical Information

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
H35.039362.11 - Hypertensive retinopathy
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education


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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