2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H46

Optic neuritis

Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (H46) and the excluded code together.
  • ischemic optic neuropathy (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H47.01

    Ischemic optic neuropathy

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    H47.01-
    )
  • neuromyelitis optica [Devic] (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G36.0

    Neuromyelitis optica [Devic]

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Demyelination in optic neuritis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • optic neuritis NOS (H46)
    G36.0
    )
The following code(s) above H46 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to H46:
  • H00-H59
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the eye condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the eye condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • diabetes mellitus related eye conditions (E09.3-, E10.3-, E11.3-, E13.3-)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury (trauma) of eye and orbit (S05.-)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • syphilis related eye disorders (A50.01, A50.3-, A51.43, A52.71)
    Diseases of the eye and adnexa
Clinical Information Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to H46:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H46
H44.812 …… left eye
H44.813 …… bilateral
H44.819 …… unspecified eye
H44.82 Luxation of globe
H44.821 …… right eye
H44.822 …… left eye
H44.823 …… bilateral
H44.829 …… unspecified eye
H44.89 Other disorders of globe
H44.9 Unspecified disorder of globe
H46 Optic neuritis
H46.0 Optic papillitis
H46.00 …… unspecified eye
H46.01 …… right eye
H46.02 …… left eye
H46.03 …… bilateral
H46.1 Retrobulbar neuritis
H46.10 …… unspecified eye
H46.11 …… right eye
H46.12 …… left eye
H46.13 …… bilateral

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