ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H35.059

Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, unspecified eye

Diagnosis Code H35.059

ICD-10: H35.059
Short Description: Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, unspecified eye
Long Description: Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, unspecified eye
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H35.059

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Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • H44.2A1 - Degeneratv myopia with choroidal neovascularization, r eye
  • H44.2A2 - Degeneratv myopia with choroidal neovascularization, l eye
  • H44.2A3 - Degeneratv myopia with choroidal neovascularization, bi eye
  • H44.2A9 - Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, unsp

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of choroid and retina (H30-H36)
      • Other retinal disorders (H35)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H35.059 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Choroidal neovascular membrane
  • Choroidal retinal neovascularization
  • Classic choroidal neovascular membrane
  • Extramacular choroidal neovascular membrane
  • Idiopathic choroidal neovascular membrane
  • Occult choroidal neovascular membrane
  • Occult neovascularization of macula
  • On examination - retinal vascular proliferation
  • Peripapillary choroidal neovascular membrane
  • Peripheral retinal neovascularization
  • Retinal neovascularization
  • Retinal pigment epithelial detachment with vascularization
  • Subretinal neovascularization

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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