2021 ICD-10-CM Code H35.34

Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H35.34 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:H35.34
Short Description:Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole
Long Description:Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole

Non-specific codes like H35.34 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 macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.341 for Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.342 for Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.343 for Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.349 for Macular cyst, hole, or pseudohole, 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 H35.34 are found in the index:

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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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)