Home > 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes > Diseases of the eye and adnexa H00-H59 > Disorders of ocular muscles, binocular movement, accommodation and refraction H49-H52 > Disorders of refraction and accommodation H52-
2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H52.1
H52.1 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis as there are 4 codes below H52.1 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
ICD-10-CM codes become active beginning October 1, 2015, therefore, this and all ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
A refractive error in which rays of light entering the eye parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus in front of the retina when accommodation (accommodation, ocular) is relaxed. This results from an overly curved cornea or from the eyeball being too long from front to back. It is also called nearsightedness.
A refractive error in which rays of light entering the eye parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus in front of the retina, as a result of the eyeball being too long from front to back; also called nearsightedness because the near point is less distant than it is in emmetropia with an equal amplitude of accommodation.