2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H33.2

Serous retinal detachment

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H33.2 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM H33.2 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H33.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 H33.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Retinal detachment NOS
  • Retinal detachment without retinal break
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as H33.2. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • central serous chorioretinopathy (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H35.71

    Central serous chorioretinopathy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    H35.71-
    )
The following code(s) above H33.2 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to H33.2:
  • H00-H59
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the eye condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the eye condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • diabetes mellitus related eye conditions (E09.3-, E10.3-, E11.3-, E13.3-)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury (trauma) of eye and orbit (S05.-)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • syphilis related eye disorders (A50.01, A50.3-, A51.43, A52.71)
    Diseases of the eye and adnexa
  • H33
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H33

    Retinal detachments and breaks

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Retinal detachments and breaks
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by the separation of the inner retina layers from the underlying pigment epithelium.
  • An eye emergency condition which may lead to blindness if left untreated. It is characterized by the separation of the inner retina layers from the underlying pigment epithelium. Causes include trauma, advanced diabetes mellitus, high myopia, and choroid tumors. Symptoms include sudden appearance of floaters, sudden light flushes, and blurred vision.
  • Separation of the inner layers of the retina (neural retina) from the pigment epithelium. Retinal detachment occurs more commonly in men than in women, in eyes with degenerative myopia, in aging and in aphakia. It may occur after an uncomplicated cataract extraction, but it is seen more often if vitreous humor has been lost during surgery. (Dorland, 27th ed; newell, ophthalmology: principles and concepts, 7th ed, p310-12).
  • Separation of the inner layers of the retina from the pigment epithelium.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to H33.2:
  • Type 1 Excludes: H33.0
    , H35.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H33.0

    Retinal detachment with retinal break

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
    Type 1 Excludes
    • serous retinal detachment (without retinal break) (H33.2-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H35.7

    Separation of retinal layers

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • retinal detachment (serous) (H33.2-)
    • rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (H33.0-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H33.2:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H33.2
H33.12 Parasitic cyst of retina
H33.121 …… right eye
H33.122 …… left eye
H33.123 …… bilateral
H33.129 …… unspecified eye
H33.19 Other retinoschisis and retinal cysts
H33.191 …… right eye
H33.192 …… left eye
H33.193 …… bilateral
H33.199 …… unspecified eye
H33.2 Serous retinal detachment
H33.20 …… unspecified eye
H33.21 …… right eye
H33.22 …… left eye
H33.23 …… bilateral
H33.3 Retinal breaks without detachment
H33.30 Unspecified retinal break
H33.301 …… right eye
H33.302 …… left eye
H33.303 …… bilateral
H33.309 …… unspecified eye

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