ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H21.239

Degeneration of iris (pigmentary), unspecified eye

Diagnosis Code H21.239

ICD-10: H21.239
Short Description: Degeneration of iris (pigmentary), unspecified eye
Long Description: Degeneration of iris (pigmentary), unspecified eye
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H21.239

Valid for Submission
The code H21.239 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Other disorders of iris and ciliary body (H21)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H21.239 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acquired heterochromia of iris
  • Age-related changes in iris
  • Iris and ciliary body degeneration
  • Pigment dispersion syndrome
  • Pigmentary iris degeneration
  • Translucency of iris
  • Vitiligo iridis

Information for Patients

Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • 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, if 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

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  • Eye and orbit ultrasound (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye redness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fluorescein angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fluorescein eye stain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heterochromia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Orbit CT scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Photophobia (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Pupil - white spots (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scleritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Slit-lamp exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Standard ophthalmic exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Uveitis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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