ICD-10-CM Code H35.3

Degeneration of macula and posterior pole

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H35.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of degeneration of macula and posterior pole. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H35.3
Short Description:Degeneration of macula and posterior pole
Long Description:Degeneration of macula and posterior pole

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

  • 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

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


Macular Degeneration

Also called: AMD, Age-related macular degeneration

Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. It is a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision. You need central vision to see objects clearly and to do tasks such as reading and driving.

AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. It does not hurt, but it causes cells in the macula to die. There are two types: wet and dry. Wet AMD happens when abnormal blood vessels grow under the macula. These new blood vessels often leak blood and fluid. Wet AMD damages the macula quickly. Blurred vision is a common early symptom. Dry AMD happens when the light-sensitive cells in the macula slowly break down. Your gradually lose your central vision. A common early symptom is that straight lines appear crooked.

Regular comprehensive eye exams can detect macular degeneration before the disease causes vision loss. Treatment can slow vision loss. It does not restore vision.

NIH: National Eye Institute

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  • Macular degeneration - age-related (Medical Encyclopedia)

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