ICD-10-CM Code H35.89

Other specified retinal disorders

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H35.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified retinal disorders. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H35.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal rod or cone threshold, absent foveal reflex, acute retinal necrosis, aminoquinoline antimalarial adverse reaction, angiomatosis of retina, atrophic retina, etc

Short Description:Other specified retinal disorders
Long Description:Other specified retinal disorders

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 H35.89 are found in the index:

  • - Chalcosis - See Also: Disorder, globe, degenerative, chalcosis;


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abnormal rod or cone threshold
  • Absent foveal reflex
  • Acute retinal necrosis
  • Aminoquinoline antimalarial adverse reaction
  • Angiomatosis of retina
  • Atrophic retina
  • Autoimmune retinopathy
  • Central progressive retinal atrophy
  • Cherry red spot
  • Chorioretinal vascular disorder
  • Cotton wool spots
  • Crystals in the retina
  • Delayed rod or cone adaption
  • Diffuse subretinal fibrosis
  • Drug-induced retinopathy
  • Drug-induced retinopathy
  • Epiretinal snowbanking
  • General appearance of retina - finding
  • Generalized progressive retinal atrophy
  • Generalized retinal degeneration
  • Generalized retinal degeneration of both eyes
  • Generalized retinal degeneration of left eye
  • Generalized retinal degeneration of right eye
  • Glaucomatous retinal degeneration
  • Hamartoma of retina
  • Hamartoma of retina
  • Hamartoma of retina of bilateral eyes
  • Hamartoma of retina of left eye
  • Hamartoma of retina of right eye
  • Hydrochloroquine retinopathy
  • Hydroxychloroquine adverse reaction
  • Hyperviscosity retinopathy
  • Infiltration of retina
  • Intraretinal degeneration
  • Late effect of radiation
  • Macula - multifocal placoid lesions
  • Macular displacement
  • Macular exudate
  • Macular halo
  • Macular subretinal fibrosis
  • Macular vitelliform deposits
  • Methanol retinopathy
  • Multifocal progressive retinal atrophy
  • Multifocal retinal degeneration
  • Myopic chorioretinal atrophy
  • Necrotizing herpetic retinopathy
  • Nerve fiber bundle defect
  • Noncystic peripheral retinal tuft
  • O/E - Left retina not seen
  • O/E - red reflex absent
  • O/E - retinal exudates
  • O/E - retinal vessel narrowing
  • O/E - Right retina not seen
  • On examination - left red reflex
  • Patterned macular change
  • Peripheral cystic retinal tuft
  • Photoreceptor degeneration
  • Preretinal and epiretinal finding
  • Preretinal and epiretinal finding
  • Punctate retinal deposits
  • Radiation retinopathy
  • Red reflex
  • Reticular pseudodrusen
  • Retinal arteries attenuated
  • Retinal artery appearance - finding
  • Retinal depigmentation
  • Retinal deposits
  • Retinal exudates and/or deposits
  • Retinal flecking
  • Retinal fold
  • Retinal incarceration
  • Retinal lipid deposits
  • Retinal nerve fiber bundle deficiency
  • Retinal pigment deposits
  • Retinal pigment epithelial abnormality
  • Retinal pigment epithelial hyperplasia
  • Retinal pigment epithelial hypertrophy
  • Retinal pigment epithelium atrophy
  • Retinal thickening
  • Retinal traction
  • Retinal vitelliform deposits
  • Retinopathy as late effect of radiation
  • Star figure at the macula
  • Subretinal disciform lesion
  • Subretinal exudate
  • Subretinal fibrosis
  • Subretinal fluid
  • Subretinal lesion
  • Subretinal lipid deposit
  • Sudden acquired retinal degeneration
  • Toxic retinopathy
  • Valsalva retinopathy
  • Venous stasis retinopathy
  • Vitreoretinal tuft
  • Vitreoretinal tuft
  • Vitreoretinal tuft
  • Zonular traction peripheral retinal tuft

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H35.89 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert H35.89 to ICD-9

  • 362.82 - Retina exudates/deposits (Approximate Flag)
  • 362.85 - Retinal nerv fiber defec (Approximate Flag)
  • 362.89 - Retinal disorders NEC (Approximate Flag)

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

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

  • 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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