2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H35.5

Hereditary retinal dystrophy

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 H35.5. 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.
  • dystrophies primarily involving Bruch's membrane (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H31.1

    Choroidal degeneration

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • angioid streaks of macula (H35.33)
The following code(s) above H35.5 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 H35.5:
  • H00-H59
    2019 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 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Other retinal disorders
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to H35.5:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H35.5
H35.45 Secondary pigmentary degeneration
H35.451 …… right eye
H35.452 …… left eye
H35.453 …… bilateral
H35.459 …… unspecified eye
H35.46 Secondary vitreoretinal degeneration
H35.461 …… right eye
H35.462 …… left eye
H35.463 …… bilateral
H35.469 …… unspecified eye
H35.5 Hereditary retinal dystrophy
H35.50 Unspecified hereditary retinal dystrophy
H35.51 Vitreoretinal dystrophy
H35.52 Pigmentary retinal dystrophy
H35.53 Other dystrophies primarily involving the sensory retina
H35.54 Dystrophies primarily involving the retinal pigment epithelium
H35.6 Retinal hemorrhage
H35.60 …… unspecified eye
H35.61 …… right eye
H35.62 …… left eye
H35.63 …… bilateral

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