2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E50.5

Vitamin A deficiency with night blindness

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • E50.5 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM E50.5 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E50.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 E50.5 may differ.
The following code(s) above E50.5 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 E50.5:
  • E00-E89
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range E00-E89

    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

    Note
    • All neoplasms, whether functionally active or not, are classified in Chapter 2. Appropriate codes in this chapter (i.e. E05.8, E07.0, E16-E31, E34.-) may be used as additional codes to indicate either functional activity by neoplasms and ectopic endocrine tissue or hyperfunction and hypofunction of endocrine glands associated with neoplasms and other conditions classified elsewhere.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)
    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
  • E50-E64
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range E50-E64

    Other nutritional deficiencies

    Type 2 Excludes
    Other nutritional deficiencies
  • E50
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E50

    Vitamin A deficiency

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • sequelae of vitamin A deficiency (E64.1)
    Vitamin A deficiency
ICD-10-CM E50.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert E50.5 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to E50.5:
  • Type 1 Excludes: H53.0
    , H53.6
    , H53.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.0

    Amblyopia ex anopsia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • amblyopia due to vitamin A deficiency (E50.5)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.6

    Night blindness

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • night blindness due to vitamin A deficiency (E50.5)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.1

    Subjective visual disturbances

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • subjective visual disturbances due to vitamin A deficiency (E50.5)
    • visual hallucinations (R44.1)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to E50.5:
  • Amblyopia (congenital) (ex anopsia) (partial) (suppression) H53.00-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.00-

    Unspecified amblyopia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • nocturnal - see also Blindness, night
      • vitamin A deficiency E50.5
  • Blindness (acquired) (congenital) (both eyes) H54.0X-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H54.0X-

    Blindness, both eyes, different category levels

      2018 - New Code 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • night H53.60
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.60

      Unspecified night blindness

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • vitamin A deficiency E50.5
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • vitamin (multiple) E56.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E56.9

      Vitamin deficiency, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • A E50.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E50.9

        Vitamin A deficiency, unspecified

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Hypovitaminosis A NOS
        • with
          • night blindness E50.5
  • Hemeralopia (day blindness) H53.11
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.11

    Day blindness

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Hemeralopia
    • vitamin A deficiency E50.5

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To E50.5
E44.0 Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition
E44.1 Mild protein-calorie malnutrition
E45 Retarded development following protein-calorie malnutrition
E46 Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition
E50 Vitamin A deficiency
E50.0 Vitamin A deficiency with conjunctival xerosis
E50.1 Vitamin A deficiency with Bitot's spot and conjunctival xerosis
E50.2 Vitamin A deficiency with corneal xerosis
E50.3 Vitamin A deficiency with corneal ulceration and xerosis
E50.4 Vitamin A deficiency with keratomalacia
E50.5 Vitamin A deficiency with night blindness
E50.6 Vitamin A deficiency with xerophthalmic scars of cornea
E50.7 Other ocular manifestations of vitamin A deficiency
E50.8 Other manifestations of vitamin A deficiency
E50.9 Vitamin A deficiency, unspecified
E51 Thiamine deficiency
E51.1 Beriberi
E51.11 Dry beriberi
E51.12 Wet beriberi
E51.2 Wernicke's encephalopathy
E51.8 Other manifestations of thiamine deficiency

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.