Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 053.29

Short Description: Herpes zoster of eye NEC

Long Description: Herpes zoster with other ophthalmic complications

Code Classification:

  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Viral diseases accompanied by exanthem (050-059)
      • 053 Herpes zoster
        • 053.29 Herpes zoster of eye NEC

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM


  • Corneal haze due to herpes zoster
  • Herpes zoster acute retinal necrosis
  • Herpes zoster corneal endotheliolitis
  • Herpes zoster corneal epitheliopathy
  • Herpes zoster ophthalmicus
  • Herpes zoster retinal pigment epithelial detachment
  • Herpes zoster retinitis
  • Herpes zoster subepithelial infiltrates
  • Necrotizing herpetic retinopathy

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 053.29 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Herpes, herpetic 054.9
    • eye (zoster) 053.29
      • simplex 054.40
    • zoster 053.9
      • eye 053.29
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • Herpes (simplex) (see also Herpes, simplex) 054.9
      • zoster (see also Herpes, zoster) 053.9
        • eye NEC 053.29
  • Shingles (see also Herpes, zoster) 053.9
    • eye NEC 053.29

Crosswalk Information

The code 053.29 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
053.29 Right Arrow B02.39 Other herpes zoster eye disease
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
053.0 Herpes zoster with meningitis
053.10 Herpes zoster with unspecified nervous system complication
053.11 Geniculate herpes zoster
053.12 Postherpetic trigeminal neuralgia
053.13 Postherpetic polyneuropathy
053.14 Herpes zoster myelitis
053.19 Herpes zoster with other nervous system complications
053.20 Herpes zoster dermatitis of eyelid
053.21 Herpes zoster keratoconjunctivitis
053.22 Herpes zoster iridocyclitis
053.71 Otitis externa due to herpes zoster
053.79 Herpes zoster with other specified complications
053.8 Herpes zoster with unspecified complication
053.9 Herpes zoster without mention of complication

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2014