ICD-10-CM Code H59.89

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

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H59.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H59.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of eye, acute postoperative endophthalmitis, bowman's membrane finding, complication of laser surgery, complication of refractive keratoplasty by laser surgery, contraction of eye socket after enucleation, etc

Short Description:Oth postproc comp and disorders of eye and adnexa, NEC
Long Description:Other postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H59.89 are found in the index:


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

  • Abscess of eye
  • Acute postoperative endophthalmitis
  • Bowman's membrane finding
  • Complication of laser surgery
  • Complication of refractive keratoplasty by laser surgery
  • Contraction of eye socket after enucleation
  • Corneal abscess
  • Corneal ectasia due to laser in situ keratomileusis
  • Corneal flap fold
  • Corneal flap macrostriae
  • Corneal flap microstriae
  • Corneal incision leaking
  • Decentered corneal stromal ablation
  • Diffuse lamellar keratitis
  • Disorder due to insertion of glaucoma drainage device
  • Disorder of eye and ocular adnexa due to and following procedure
  • Dry eye after laser in situ keratomileusis
  • Epithelial downgrowth
  • Eye socket contracture
  • Glaucoma following surgery
  • Herpes simplex infection of cornea after ophthalmic surgery
  • Irregular astigmatism
  • Orbital deformity due to surgery
  • Postoperative angle-closure glaucoma
  • Postoperative cataract syndrome
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis due to Propionibacterium acnes
  • Postoperative infectious endophthalmitis
  • Postoperative irregular astigmatism
  • Postoperative uveitis
  • Punctate keratopathy
  • Punctate keratopathy after penetrating keratoplasty
  • Stitch abscess
  • Stitch abscess of cornea
  • Strabismus following ocular surgery
  • Strabismus following retinal surgery
  • Tear film insufficiency
  • Toxic anterior segment syndrome
  • Wound leak of eye

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H59.89 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.


Convert H59.89 to ICD-9

  • 997.99 - Surg compl-body syst NEC (Approximate Flag)

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