ICD-10-CM Code H35.323

Exudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H35.323 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of exudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H35.323
Short Description:Exudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral
Long Description:Exudative age-related macular degeneration, bilateral

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

  • H35.3230 - ... stage unspecified
  • H35.3231 - ... with active choroidal neovascularization
  • H35.3232 - ... with inactive choroidal neovascularization
  • H35.3233 - ... with inactive scar

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • 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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