2022 ICD-10-CM Code H35.17

Retrolental fibroplasia

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H35.17
Short Description:Retrolental fibroplasia
Long Description:Retrolental fibroplasia

Code Classification

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

H35.17 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of retrolental fibroplasia. 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 Retrolental fibroplasia

Non-specific codes like H35.17 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 retrolental fibroplasia:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.171 for Retrolental fibroplasia, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.172 for Retrolental fibroplasia, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.173 for Retrolental fibroplasia, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.179 for Retrolental fibroplasia, unspecified eye

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 H35.17 are found in the index:

Clinical Information

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)