ICD-10-CM Code H44.2C2

Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, left eye

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H44.2C2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, left eye. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H44.2C2
Short Description:Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, left eye
Long Description:Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, left eye

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H44.2C2 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 124 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC
  • 125 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC

Replacement Code

H442C2 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • H33.2 - Serous retinal detachment
  • H44.20 - Degenerative myopia, unspecified eye
  • H44.21 - Degenerative myopia, right eye
  • H44.22 - Degenerative myopia, left eye
  • H44.23 - Degenerative myopia, bilateral

Convert H44.2C2 to ICD-9

  • 360.21 - Progressive high myopia (Combination Flag)
  • 361.9 - Retinal detachment NOS (Combination Flag)

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 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


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

  • Myopia, or nearsightedness - clear vision close up but blurry in the distance
  • Hyperopia, or farsightedness - clear vision in the distance but blurry close up
  • Presbyopia - inability to focus close up as a result of aging
  • Astigmatism - focus problems caused by the cornea

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

  • Astigmatism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Facts about Presbyopia - NIH (National Eye Institute)
  • Farsightedness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nearsightedness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Presbyopia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Refraction test (Medical Encyclopedia)

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