ICD-10-CM Code H59

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

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H59 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable 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 valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

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

  • H59.0 - Disorders of the eye following cataract surgery
  • H59.01 - Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery
  • H59.011 - Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery, right eye
  • H59.012 - Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery, left eye
  • H59.013 - Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery, bilateral
  • H59.019 - Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery, unspecified eye
  • H59.02 - Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery
  • H59.021 - Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, right eye
  • H59.022 - Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, left eye
  • H59.023 - Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, bilateral
  • H59.029 - Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, unspecified eye
  • H59.03 - Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery
  • H59.031 - Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, right eye
  • H59.032 - Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, left eye
  • H59.033 - Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, bilateral
  • H59.039 - Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, unspecified eye
  • H59.09 - Other disorders of the eye following cataract surgery
  • H59.091 - Other disorders of the right eye following cataract surgery
  • H59.092 - Other disorders of the left eye following cataract surgery
  • H59.093 - Other disorders of the eye following cataract surgery, bilateral
  • H59.099 - Other disorders of unspecified eye following cataract surgery
  • H59.1 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of eye and adnexa complicating a procedure
  • H59.11 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of eye and adnexa complicating an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.111 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of right eye and adnexa complicating an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.112 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of left eye and adnexa complicating an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.113 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of eye and adnexa complicating an ophthalmic procedure, bilateral
  • H59.119 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of unspecified eye and adnexa complicating an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.12 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of eye and adnexa complicating other procedure
  • H59.121 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of right eye and adnexa complicating other procedure
  • H59.122 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of left eye and adnexa complicating other procedure
  • H59.123 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of eye and adnexa complicating other procedure, bilateral
  • H59.129 - Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of unspecified eye and adnexa complicating other procedure
  • H59.2 - Accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during a procedure
  • H59.21 - Accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.211 - Accidental puncture and laceration of right eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.212 - Accidental puncture and laceration of left eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.213 - Accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure, bilateral
  • H59.219 - Accidental puncture and laceration of unspecified eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.22 - Accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during other procedure
  • H59.221 - Accidental puncture and laceration of right eye and adnexa during other procedure
  • H59.222 - Accidental puncture and laceration of left eye and adnexa during other procedure
  • H59.223 - Accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during other procedure, bilateral
  • H59.229 - Accidental puncture and laceration of unspecified eye and adnexa during other procedure
  • H59.3 - Postprocedural hemorrhage, hematoma, and seroma of eye and adnexa following a procedure
  • H59.31 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.311 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of right eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.312 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of left eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.313 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure, bilateral
  • H59.319 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of unspecified eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.32 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.321 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of right eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.322 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of left eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.323 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of eye and adnexa following other procedure, bilateral
  • H59.329 - Postprocedural hemorrhage of unspecified eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.33 - Postprocedural hematoma of eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.331 - Postprocedural hematoma of right eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.332 - Postprocedural hematoma of left eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.333 - Postprocedural hematoma of eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure, bilateral
  • H59.339 - Postprocedural hematoma of unspecified eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.34 - Postprocedural hematoma of eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.341 - Postprocedural hematoma of right eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.342 - Postprocedural hematoma of left eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.343 - Postprocedural hematoma of eye and adnexa following other procedure, bilateral
  • H59.349 - Postprocedural hematoma of unspecified eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.35 - Postprocedural seroma of eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.351 - Postprocedural seroma of right eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.352 - Postprocedural seroma of left eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.353 - Postprocedural seroma of eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure, bilateral
  • H59.359 - Postprocedural seroma of unspecified eye and adnexa following an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.36 - Postprocedural seroma of eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.361 - Postprocedural seroma of right eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.362 - Postprocedural seroma of left eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.363 - Postprocedural seroma of eye and adnexa following other procedure, bilateral
  • H59.369 - Postprocedural seroma of unspecified eye and adnexa following other procedure
  • H59.4 - Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb
  • H59.40 - Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, unspecified
  • H59.41 - Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, stage 1
  • H59.42 - Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, stage 2
  • H59.43 - Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, stage 3
  • H59.8 - Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
  • H59.81 - Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment
  • H59.811 - Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, right eye
  • H59.812 - Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, left eye
  • H59.813 - Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, bilateral
  • H59.819 - Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, unspecified eye
  • H59.88 - Other intraoperative complications of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
  • H59.89 - 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 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.
  • mechanical complication of intraocular lens T85.2
  • mechanical complication of other ocular prosthetic devices, implants and grafts T85.3
  • pseudophakia Z96.1
  • secondary cataracts H26.4

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)

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 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

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

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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