2022 ICD-10-CM Code H59

Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H59
Short Description:Intraop and postproc comp and disord of eye and adnexa, NEC
Long Description:Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified (H59)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disord of eye and adnexa, NEC (H59)

H59 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified. 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 Intraop and postproc comp and disord of eye and adnexa, NEC

Non-specific codes like H59 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 intraop and postproc comp and disord of eye and adnexa, nec:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.0 for Disorders of the eye following cataract surgery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.01 for Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.02 for Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.03 for Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.09 for Other disorders of the eye following cataract surgery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.1 for Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of eye and adnexa complicating a procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.11 for Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of eye and adnexa complicating an ophthalmic procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.12 for Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of eye and adnexa complicating other procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.2 for Accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during a procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.21 for Accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.22 for Accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during other procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.3 for Postprocedural hemorrhage, hematoma, and seroma of eye and adnexa following a procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.31 for Postprocedural hemorrhage of eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.32 for Postprocedural hemorrhage of eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.33 for Postprocedural hematoma of eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.34 for Postprocedural hematoma of eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.35 for Postprocedural seroma of eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.36 for Postprocedural seroma of eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.4 for Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.40 for Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.41 for Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, stage 1
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.42 for Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, stage 2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.43 for Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, stage 3
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.8 for Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.81 for Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.88 for Other intraoperative complications of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.89 for Other postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified

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 H59:


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.

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)