2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H35.069

Retinal vasculitis, unspecified eye

ICD-10-CM:
H35.069
Short Description:
Retinal vasculitis, unspecified eye
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator [1]
Chronic
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Code Classification

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

H35.069 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of retinal vasculitis, unspecified eye. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H35.069 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:

  • Eales' disease
  • Endarteritis
  • Frosted branch angiitis
  • Idiopathic optic neuritis
  • Idiopathic retinitis
  • IRVAN syndrome
  • Neuroretinitis
  • Periarteritis
  • Perivasculitis of retina of eye
  • Retinal arteriolitis
  • Retinal arteritis
  • Retinal endarteritis
  • Retinal phlebitis
  • Retinal vasculitis
  • Retinal vasculitis due to polyarteritis nodosa
  • Retinal vasculitis due to systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Segmental retinal periarteritis

Clinical Information

  • Endarteritis-. inflammation of the inner endothelial lining (tunica intima) of an artery.
  • Retinal Vasculitis-. inflammation of the retinal vasculature with various causes including infectious disease; lupus erythematosus, systemic; multiple sclerosis; behcet syndrome; and chorioretinitis.
  • Tunica Intima-. the innermost layer of an artery or vein, made up of one layer of endothelial cells and supported by an internal elastic lamina.
  • Endarteritis-. inflammation of the arterial intima.

Convert to ICD-9-CM Code

Source ICD-10-CM CodeTarget ICD-9-CM Code
H35.069362.18 - Retinal vasculitis
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:

  • 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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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.

Footnotes

[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.