2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.9

Unspecified disorder of globe

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • H44.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H44.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H44.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 H44.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above H44.9 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 H44.9:
  • H00-H59
    2020 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 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • disorders affecting multiple structures of eye
    Disorders of globe
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disorder of eye
  • Globe disorder (eye condition)
Clinical Information
  • Any deviation from the normal structure or function of the eye that is manifested by a characteristic set of symptoms and signs.
  • Diseases affecting the eye.
  • Diseases or defects of the eye. Use vision disorders for other pathology involving visual neural pathways.
  • Impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning of the organ of sight.
  • Some eye problems are minor and fleeting. But some lead to a permanent loss of vision. Common eye problems include
    • cataracts - clouded lenses
    • glaucoma - damage to the optic nerve from too much pressure in the eye
    • retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
    • conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye
    your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision or everything looks dim or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye and inflammation. nih: national eye institute
ICD-10-CM H44.9 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 H44.9 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H44.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H44.9
H44.811 …… right eye
H44.812 …… left eye
H44.813 …… bilateral
H44.819 …… unspecified eye
H44.82 Luxation of globe
H44.821 …… right eye
H44.822 …… left eye
H44.823 …… bilateral
H44.829 …… unspecified eye
H44.89 Other disorders of globe
H44.9 Unspecified disorder of globe
H46 Optic neuritis
H46.0 Optic papillitis
H46.00 …… unspecified eye
H46.01 …… right eye
H46.02 …… left eye
H46.03 …… bilateral
H46.1 Retrobulbar neuritis
H46.10 …… unspecified eye
H46.11 …… right eye
H46.12 …… left eye

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