2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.739

Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in lens, unspecified eye

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • H44.739 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in lens, unsp eye
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H44.739 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H44.739 - other international versions of ICD-10 H44.739 may differ.
The following code(s) above H44.739 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
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  • Excludes2 annotations, or
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that may be applicable to H44.739:
  • H00-H59
    2020 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
  • H44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44

    Disorders of globe

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • disorders affecting multiple structures of eye
    Disorders of globe
  • H44.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.7

    Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • current intraocular foreign body (S05.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • retained foreign body in eyelid (H02.81-)
    • retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of orbit (H05.5-)
    • retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic (H44.6-)
    Use Additional
    Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic
Approximate Synonyms
  • Foreign body in lens
  • Old intraocular nonmagnetic foreign body in lens of eye
  • Retained foreign body in lens, nonmagnetic
  • Retained intraocular foreign body, lens
ICD-10-CM H44.739 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H44.739 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H44.739
H44.719 …… unspecified eye
H44.72 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in iris or ciliary body
H44.721 …… right eye
H44.722 …… left eye
H44.723 …… bilateral
H44.729 …… unspecified eye
H44.73 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in lens
H44.731 …… right eye
H44.732 …… left eye
H44.733 …… bilateral
H44.739 …… unspecified eye
H44.74 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in posterior wall of globe
H44.741 …… right eye
H44.742 …… left eye
H44.743 …… bilateral
H44.749 …… unspecified eye
H44.75 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in vitreous body
H44.751 …… right eye
H44.752 …… left eye
H44.753 …… bilateral
H44.759 …… unspecified eye

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