2022 ICD-10-CM Code H40.1330

Pigmentary glaucoma, bilateral, stage unspecified

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H40.1330
Short Description:Pigmentary glaucoma, bilateral, stage unspecified
Long Description:Pigmentary glaucoma, bilateral, stage unspecified

Code Classification

H40.1330 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pigmentary glaucoma, bilateral, stage unspecified. The code H40.1330 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code H40.1330 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral open-angle glaucoma, bilateral pigmentary glaucoma of eyes, glaucoma due to iris anomaly, glaucoma of bilateral eyes due to anterior segment anomaly, glaucoma of bilateral eyes due to iris anomaly , glaucoma of left eye due to anterior segment anomaly, etc.

The code H40.1330 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H40.1330 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Code Edits

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Approximate Synonyms

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

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Information for Patients


Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. It usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no symptoms at first. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral, or side vision. They seem to be looking through a tunnel. Over time, straight-ahead vision may decrease until no vision remains.

A comprehensive eye exam can tell if you have glaucoma. People at risk should get eye exams at least every two years. They include

There is no cure, but glaucoma can usually be controlled. Early treatment can help protect your eyes against vision loss. Treatments usually include prescription eyedrops and/or surgery.

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)