Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 379.24
Other vitreous opacities
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Vitreous opacities NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 379.24 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 379.24 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Floaters in visual field
  • Vitreous floaters
  • Vitreous floaters (eye condition)
  • Vitreous opacities
  • Vitreous opacities (eye condition)
  • Vitreous opacity
  • Vitreous opacity (eye condition)
  • Vitreous snowball
Clinical Information
  • A blurry spot that appears to float around in the eye but does not block vision. The blur is the result of debris from the vitreous humour casting a shadow on the retina.
  • Floaters; spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor or lens.
  • Spots before the eyes; deposits in the vitreous of the eye, usually moving about and probably representing fine aggregates of vitreous protein occurring as a benign degenerative change.
Applies To
  • Vitreous floaters
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 379.24 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H43.399 Other vitreous opacities, unspecified eye
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 379.24:
  • Floater, vitreous 379.24
  • Muscae volitantes 379.24
  • Opacity, opacities
    • vitreous (humor) 379.24
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