ICD-10-CM Code H44.0

Purulent endophthalmitis

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H44.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of purulent endophthalmitis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H44.0
Short Description:Purulent endophthalmitis
Long Description:Purulent endophthalmitis

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • H44.00 - Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis
  • H44.001 - Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis, right eye
  • H44.002 - Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis, left eye
  • H44.003 - Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis, bilateral
  • H44.009 - Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis, unspecified eye
  • H44.01 - Panophthalmitis (acute)
  • H44.011 - Panophthalmitis (acute), right eye
  • H44.012 - Panophthalmitis (acute), left eye
  • H44.013 - Panophthalmitis (acute), bilateral
  • H44.019 - Panophthalmitis (acute), unspecified eye
  • H44.02 - Vitreous abscess (chronic)
  • H44.021 - Vitreous abscess (chronic), right eye
  • H44.022 - Vitreous abscess (chronic), left eye
  • H44.023 - Vitreous abscess (chronic), bilateral
  • H44.029 - Vitreous abscess (chronic), unspecified eye

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H44.0:

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code to identify organism

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.
  • bleb associated endophthalmitis H59.4

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Eye Infections

Your eyes can get infections from bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Eye infections can occur in different parts of the eye and can affect just one eye or both. Two common eye infections are

  • Conjunctivitis - also known as pinkeye. Conjunctivitis is often due to an infection. Children frequently get it, and it is very contagious.
  • Stye - a bump on the eyelid that happens when bacteria from your skin get into the hair follicle of an eyelash.

Symptoms of eye infections may include redness, itching, swelling, discharge, pain, or problems with vision. Treatment depends on the cause of the infection and may include compresses, eye drops, creams, or antibiotics.

  • Blepharitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Corneal ulcers and infections (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cytomegalovirus retinitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dacryoadenitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Endophthalmitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye redness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Meibomianitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Orbital cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Parinaud oculoglandular syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Periorbital cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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