2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H35.30

Unspecified macular degeneration

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
  • H35.30 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM H35.30 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H35.30 - other international versions of ICD-10 H35.30 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • H35.30 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
Applicable To
  • Age-related macular degeneration
The following code(s) above H35.30 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 H35.30:
  • H00-H59
    2023 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    • 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
  • H35
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H35

    Other retinal disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Other retinal disorders
Approximate Synonyms
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Age related macular degeneration (eye condition)
  • Bilat macular degeneration
  • Bilateral macular degeneration
  • Left macular degeneration
  • Right inguinal hernia
  • Right macular degeneration
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which parts of the eye cells degenerate, resulting in blurred vision and ultimately blindness
  • A condition in which there is a slow breakdown of cells in the center of the retina (the light-sensitive layers of nerve tissue at the back of the eye). This blocks vision in the center of the eye and can cause problems with activities such as reading and driving. Age-related macular degeneration is most often seen in people who are over the age of 50.
  • Age-related loss of vision in the central portion of the retina (macula), secondary to retinal degeneration.
  • Degenerative changes in the retina usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula lutea) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms.
ICD-10-CM H35.30 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v40.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H35.30 to ICD-9-CM

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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H35.30:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H35.30
H35.171 …… right eye
H35.172 …… left eye
H35.173 …… bilateral
H35.179 …… unspecified eye
H35.2 Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy
H35.20 …… unspecified eye
H35.21 …… right eye
H35.22 …… left eye
H35.23 …… bilateral
H35.3 Degeneration of macula and posterior pole
H35.30 Unspecified macular degeneration
H35.31 Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration
H35.311 Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, right eye
H35.3110 …… stage unspecified
H35.3111 …… early dry stage
H35.3112 …… intermediate dry stage
H35.3113 …… advanced atrophic without subfoveal involvement
H35.3114 …… advanced atrophic with subfoveal involvement
H35.312 Nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, left eye
H35.3120 …… stage unspecified
H35.3121 …… early dry stage

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.