ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H34.9

Unspecified retinal vascular occlusion

Diagnosis Code H34.9

ICD-10: H34.9
Short Description: Unspecified retinal vascular occlusion
Long Description: Unspecified retinal vascular occlusion
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H34.9

Valid for Submission
The code H34.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of choroid and retina (H30-H36)
      • Retinal vascular occlusions (H34)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 362.30 - Retinal vasc occlus NOS

  • Arteriospasm
  • Blood clot in eye
  • Calcific retinal embolus
  • Cholesterol retinal embolus
  • Chorioretinal infarction
  • Diabetic retinopathy associated with type I diabetes mellitus
  • Ischemic maculopathy
  • Macular infarction
  • Ocular ischemic syndrome
  • Platelet-fibrin retinal embolus
  • Purtscher's retinopathy
  • Retinal artery occlusion
  • Retinal artery spasm
  • Retinal embolus
  • Retinal ischemia
  • Retinal ischemia
  • Retinal ischemia due to type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Retinal ischemia due to type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Retinal microembolism
  • Retinal vascular occlusion
  • Thrombosis of retinal artery
  • Vasospasm

Information for Patients

Retinal Disorders

The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. In the center of this nerve tissue is the macula. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving and seeing fine detail.

Retinal disorders affect this vital tissue. They can affect your vision, and some can be serious enough to cause blindness. Examples are

  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Retinal detachment - a medical emergency, when the retina is pulled away from the back of the eye
  • Retinoblastoma - cancer of the retina. It is most common in young children.
  • Macular pucker - scar tissue on the macula
  • Macular hole - a small break in the macula that usually happens to people over 60
  • Floaters - cobwebs or specks in your field of vision

NIH: National Eye Institute

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