2022 ICD-10-CM Code H44

Disorders of globe

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H44
Short Description:Disorders of globe
Long Description:Disorders of globe

Code Classification

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

H44 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of globe. 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 Disorders of globe

Non-specific codes like H44 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 globe:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.0 for Purulent endophthalmitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.00 for Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.01 for Panophthalmitis (acute)
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.02 for Vitreous abscess (chronic)
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.1 for Other endophthalmitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.11 for Panuveitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.12 for Parasitic endophthalmitis, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.13 for Sympathetic uveitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.19 for Other endophthalmitis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.2 for Degenerative myopia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.20 for Degenerative myopia, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.21 for Degenerative myopia, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.22 for Degenerative myopia, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.23 for Degenerative myopia, bilateral
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.2A for Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.2B for Degenerative myopia with macular hole
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.2C for Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.2D for Degenerative myopia with foveoschisis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.2E for Degenerative myopia with other maculopathy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.3 for Other and unspecified degenerative disorders of globe
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.30 for Unspecified degenerative disorder of globe
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.31 for Chalcosis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.32 for Siderosis of eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.39 for Other degenerative disorders of globe
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.4 for Hypotony of eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.40 for Unspecified hypotony of eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.41 for Flat anterior chamber hypotony of eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.42 for Hypotony of eye due to ocular fistula
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.43 for Hypotony of eye due to other ocular disorders
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.44 for Primary hypotony of eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.5 for Degenerated conditions of globe
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.50 for Unspecified degenerated conditions of globe
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.51 for Absolute glaucoma
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.52 for Atrophy of globe
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.53 for Leucocoria
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.6 for Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.60 for Unspecified retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.61 for Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in anterior chamber
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.62 for Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in iris or ciliary body
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.63 for Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in lens
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.64 for Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in posterior wall of globe
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.65 for Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in vitreous body
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.69 for Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic, in other or multiple sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.7 for Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.70 for Unspecified retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.71 for Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in anterior chamber
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.72 for Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in iris or ciliary body
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.73 for Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in lens
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.74 for Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in posterior wall of globe
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.75 for Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in vitreous body
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.79 for Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic, in other or multiple sites
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.8 for Other disorders of globe
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.81 for Hemophthalmos
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.82 for Luxation of globe
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.89 for Other disorders of globe
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.9 for Unspecified disorder of globe

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 H44:


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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)