2021 ICD-10-CM Code H43.3

Other vitreous opacities

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H43.3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other vitreous opacities. 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:H43.3
Short Description:Other vitreous opacities
Long Description:Other vitreous opacities

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other vitreous opacities

Non-specific codes like H43.3 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 other vitreous opacities:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.31 for Vitreous membranes and strands
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.311 for Vitreous membranes and strands, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.312 for Vitreous membranes and strands, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.313 for Vitreous membranes and strands, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.319 for Vitreous membranes and strands, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.39 for Other vitreous opacities
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.391 for Other vitreous opacities, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.392 for Other vitreous opacities, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.393 for Other vitreous opacities, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.399 for Other vitreous opacities, unspecified eye

Information for Patients


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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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)