2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.02

Vitreous abscess (chronic)

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H44.02 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H44.02 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H44.02 - other international versions of ICD-10 H44.02 may differ.
The following code(s) above H44.02 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 H44.02:
  • H00-H59
    2019 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
  • H44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44

    Disorders of globe

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • disorders affecting multiple structures of eye
    Disorders of globe
  • H44.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.0

    Purulent endophthalmitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • bleb associated endophthalmitis (H59.4-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify organism
    Purulent endophthalmitis
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
Code annotations containing back-references to H44.02:
  • Type 2 Excludes: H43.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H43.8

    Other disorders of vitreous body

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • proliferative vitreo-retinopathy with retinal detachment (H33.4-)
    Type 2 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H44.02:
  • Endophthalmitis (acute) (infective) (metastatic) (subacute) H44.009
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.009

    Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis, unspecified eye

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • purulent H44.00-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.00-

      Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • vitreous abscess H44.02-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H44.02
H44.00 Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis
H44.001 …… right eye
H44.002 …… left eye
H44.003 …… bilateral
H44.009 …… unspecified eye
H44.01 Panophthalmitis (acute)
H44.011 …… right eye
H44.012 …… left eye
H44.013 …… bilateral
H44.019 …… unspecified eye
H44.02 Vitreous abscess (chronic)
H44.021 …… right eye
H44.022 …… left eye
H44.023 …… bilateral
H44.029 …… unspecified eye
H44.1 Other endophthalmitis
H44.11 Panuveitis
H44.111 …… right eye
H44.112 …… left eye
H44.113 …… bilateral
H44.119 …… unspecified eye

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