AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

Degenerative Myopia

Code H44.2, Degenerative myopia, has been expanded and new codes created for degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization (H44.2A-), macular hole (H44.2B-), retinal detachment (H44.2C-), foveoschisis (H44.2D-), and other maculopathy (H44.2E-). Degenerative (pathologic) myopia is progressive thinning of the retina due to the eye elongating more than normal. The condition may begin in early childhood, and cause severe nearsightedness by the teen years and early adulthood. Since there is actual damage to the retina due to stretching and thinning of the choroid and retinal pigment epithelium layers of the eye, a person with degenerative...

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