H43 - Disorders of vitreous body

Version 2023
ICD-10:H43
Short Description:Disorders of vitreous body
Long Description:Disorders of vitreous body
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of vitreous body and globe (H43-H44)
      • Disorders of vitreous body (H43)

H43 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of vitreous body. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Specific Coding for Disorders of vitreous body

Non-specific codes like H43 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 disorders of vitreous body:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.0 for Vitreous prolapse
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.00 for Vitreous prolapse, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.01 for Vitreous prolapse, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.02 for Vitreous prolapse, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.03 for Vitreous prolapse, bilateral
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.1 for Vitreous hemorrhage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.10 for Vitreous hemorrhage, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.11 for Vitreous hemorrhage, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.12 for Vitreous hemorrhage, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.13 for Vitreous hemorrhage, bilateral
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.2 for Crystalline deposits in vitreous body
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.20 for Crystalline deposits in vitreous body, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.21 for Crystalline deposits in vitreous body, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.22 for Crystalline deposits in vitreous body, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.23 for Crystalline deposits in vitreous body, bilateral
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.3 for Other vitreous opacities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.31 for Vitreous membranes and strands
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.39 for Other vitreous opacities
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.8 for Other disorders of vitreous body
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.81 for Vitreous degeneration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.82 for Vitreomacular adhesion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.89 for Other disorders of vitreous body
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.9 for Unspecified disorder of vitreous body

Patient Education


Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include:

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute


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Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include:

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute


[Learn More in MedlinePlus]

Code History

  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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)