2021 ICD-10-CM Code H44.2C1

Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, right eye

Version 2021
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H44.2C1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, right eye. The code H44.2C1 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H44.2C1
Short Description:Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, right eye
Long Description:Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, right eye

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Replacement Code

H442C1 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

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Refractive Errors

Also called: Farsightedness, Hyperopia, Myopia, Nearsightedness

The cornea and lens of your eye helps you focus. Refractive errors are vision problems that happen when the shape of the eye keeps you from focusing well. The cause could be the length of the eyeball (longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens.

Four common refractive errors are

The most common symptom is blurred vision. Other symptoms may include double vision, haziness, glare or halos around bright lights, squinting, headaches, or eye strain.

Glasses or contact lenses can usually correct refractive errors. Laser eye surgery may also be a possibility.

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