2022 ICD-10-CM Code H43.8

Other disorders of vitreous body

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H43.8
Short Description:Other disorders of vitreous body
Long Description:Other disorders of vitreous body

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of vitreous body and globe (H43-H44)
      • Disorders of vitreous body (H43)

H43.8 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 disorders of vitreous body. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 Other disorders of vitreous body

Non-specific codes like H43.8 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 disorders of vitreous body:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.81 for Vitreous degeneration
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.811 for Vitreous degeneration, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.812 for Vitreous degeneration, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.813 for Vitreous degeneration, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.819 for Vitreous degeneration, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H43.82 for Vitreomacular adhesion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.821 for Vitreomacular adhesion, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.822 for Vitreomacular adhesion, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.823 for Vitreomacular adhesion, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.829 for Vitreomacular adhesion, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H43.89 for Other disorders of vitreous body

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H43.8:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

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)