Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 362.21
Retrolental fibroplasia
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 362.21 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 362.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat retrolental fibroplasia
  • Bilateral retrolental fibroplasia
  • L retrolental fibroplasia
  • Left retrolental fibroplasia
  • R retrolental fibroplasia
  • Retrolental fibroplasia, both eyes
  • Right retrolental fibroplasia
Clinical Information
  • A bilateral retinopathy characterized by neovascularization, scarring, retinal detachment, and eventually blindness. It may be mild or severe. It occurs in babies born prematurely. Causes include oxygen toxicity and hypoxia.
  • A bilateral retinopathy occurring in premature infants treated with excessively high concentrations of oxygen, characterized by vascular dilatation, proliferation, and tortuosity, edema, and retinal detachment, with ultimate conversion of the retina into a fibrous mass that can be seen as a dense retrolental membrane. Usually growth of the eye is arrested and may result in microophthalmia, and blindness may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)
  • Bilateral retinopathy typically occurring in premature infants treated with high concentrations of oxygen; characterized by vascular dilation, proliferation, and tortuosity, edema, and retinal detachment with ultimate conversion of the retina into a fibrous mass; usually growth of the eye is arrested and may result in microophthalmia; blindness may occur.
Applies To
  • Cicatricial retinopathy of prematurity
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 362.21 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H35.179 Retrolental fibroplasia, unspecified eye
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 362.21:
  • Dysplasia - see also Anomaly
    • retrolental (see also Retinopathy of prematurity) 362.21
  • Fibroplasia, retrolental (see also Retinopathy of prematurity) 362.21
  • Retinopathy (background) 362.10
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Terry's (see also Retinopathy of prematurity) 362.21
  • Terry's syndrome (see also Retinopathy of prematurity) 362.21
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