2022 ICD-10-CM Code H59.022

Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, left eye

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H59.022
Short Description:Cataract (lens) fragmt in eye fol cataract surgery, left eye
Long Description:Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, left eye

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)

H59.022 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, left eye. The code H59.022 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code H59.022 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cataract lens fragments in vitreous of eye due to and following cataract surgery, cataract lens fragments in vitreous of left eye due to and following cataract surgery or retained lens matter in vitreous.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Convert H59.022 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H59.022 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Information for Patients


Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are

Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.

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)