2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H43.89

Other disorders of vitreous body

ICD-10-CM Code:
Short Description:
Other disorders of vitreous body
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa
    • Disorders of vitreous body and globe
      • Disorders of vitreous body

H43.89 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of vitreous body. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Asteroid hyalosis
  • Avulsion of vitreous base
  • Crystalline deposits in vitreous
  • Empty vitreous
  • Foreign vitreous contents
  • Gas in vitreous cavity
  • Hereditary vitreoretinopathy
  • Hyalitis punctata
  • Injury of vitreous body
  • Oil in vitreous cavity
  • Synchysis scintillans
  • Vitreocorneal adherence
  • Vitreoretinal adhesion
  • Vitreoschisis
  • Vitreous cells
  • Vitreous debris
  • Vitreous displacement
  • Vitreous fibrosis
  • Vitreous incarceration
  • Vitreous inflammatory infiltrate
  • Vitreous morphology - finding
  • Vitreous morphology - finding
  • Vitreous morphology - finding
  • Vitreous pigment cells
  • Vitreous prolapse
  • Vitreous red blood cells
  • Vitreous seeds
  • Vitreous snowball
  • Vitreous snowbank
  • Vitreous syneresis
  • Vitreous white blood cells
  • Vitritis

Clinical Classification

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert H43.89 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 379.29 - Vitreous disorders NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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:

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pink eye

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 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.