ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H59.40

Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, unspecified

Diagnosis Code H59.40

ICD-10: H59.40
Short Description: Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, unspecified
Long Description: Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H59.40

Valid for Submission
The code H59.40 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H59.40 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9
  • 379.60 - Inflam postproc bleb NOS

  • Blebitis
  • Chronic postoperative endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival blebitis following glaucoma surgery
  • Disorder of filtering bleb
  • Infectious endophthalmitis
  • Inflammation of filtering bleb
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis
  • Postoperative infectious endophthalmitis
  • Postoperative sterile endophthalmitis
  • Postprocedural blebitis

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code H59.40 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:

ICD-10 Footnotes

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