Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 361.9
Unspecified retinal detachment
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Retinal detachment NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 361.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 361.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Recent partial retinal detachment
  • Recent subtotal retinal detachment
  • Retinal detachment
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by the separation of the inner retina layers from the underlying pigment epithelium.
  • An eye emergency condition which may lead to blindness if left untreated. It is characterized by the separation of the inner retina layers from the underlying pigment epithelium. Causes include trauma, advanced diabetes mellitus, high myopia, and choroid tumors. Symptoms include sudden appearance of floaters, sudden light flushes, and blurred vision.
  • Separation of the inner layers of the retina (neural retina) from the pigment epithelium. Retinal detachment occurs more commonly in men than in women, in eyes with degenerative myopia, in aging and in aphakia. It may occur after an uncomplicated cataract extraction, but it is seen more often if vitreous humor has been lost during surgery. (Dorland, 27th ed; newell, ophthalmology: principles and concepts, 7th ed, p310-12).
  • Separation of the inner layers of the retina from the pigment epithelium.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 361.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H33.20 Serous retinal detachment, unspecified eye
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 361.9:
  • Ablatio
    • retinae (see also Detachment, retina) 361.9
  • Amotio retinae (see also Detachment, retina) 361.9
  • Detachment
  • Separation
    • retina, retinal (see also Detachment, retina) 361.9
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