Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 379.21
Vitreous degeneration
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 379.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 379.21 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 379.21 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H43.819 Vitreous degeneration, unspecified eye
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat posterior vitreous detachment
  • Bilat vitreous degeneration
  • Bilat vitreous detachment
  • Bilateral posterior vitreous detachments
  • Bilateral vitreous degeneration
  • Bilateral vitreous detachments
  • Degeneration of posterior vitreous body
  • L vitreous degeneration
  • Left posterior vitreous detachment
  • Left vitreous degeneration
  • Left vitreous detachment
  • Left vitreous detachment (eye condition)
  • Posterior vitreous degeneration
  • Posterior vitreous degeneration (eye)
  • Posterior vitreous detachment
  • Posterior vitreous detachment (eye)
  • Posterior vitreous detachment, both eyes
  • R vitreous degeneration
  • Right posterior vitreous detachment
  • Right vitreous degeneration
  • Right vitreous detachment
  • Right vitreous detachment (eye condition)
  • Vitreous degeneration (eye condition)
  • Vitreous degeneration, both eyes
  • Vitreous detachment
  • Vitreous detachment (eye condition)
  • Vitreous detachment, both eyes
Applies To
  • Vitreous:
    • cavitation
    • detachment
    • liquefaction
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 379.21:
  • Cavity
    • vitreous (humor) 379.21
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • vitreous humor (with infiltration) 379.21
  • Detachment
    • vitreous humor 379.21
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
    • vitreous (into anterior chamber) 379.21
  • Liquefaction, vitreous humor 379.21
  • Synchysis (senile) (vitreous humor) 379.21
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