2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H27.0

Aphakia

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H27.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H27.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H27.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 H27.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Acquired absence of lens
  • Acquired aphakia
  • Aphakia due to trauma
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as H27.0. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • cataract extraction status (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z98.4

    Cataract extraction status

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify intraocular lens implant status (Z96.1)
    Z98.4-
    )
  • congenital absence of lens (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q12.3

    Congenital aphakia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Q12.3
    )
  • congenital aphakia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q12.3

    Congenital aphakia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Q12.3
    )
The following code(s) above H27.0 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 H27.0:
  • H00-H59
    2020 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
  • H27
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H27

    Other disorders of lens

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital lens malformations (Q12.-)
    • mechanical complications of intraocular lens implant (T85.2)
    • pseudophakia (Z96.1)
    Other disorders of lens
Clinical Information
  • Absence of crystalline lens totally or partially from field of vision, from any cause except after cataract extraction. Aphakia is mainly congenital or as result of lens dislocation and subluxation.
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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to H27.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: Z98.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z98.4

    Cataract extraction status

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify intraocular lens implant status (Z96.1)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H27.0:
  • Aphakia (acquired) (postoperative) H27.0-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H27.0
H26.413 …… bilateral
H26.419 …… unspecified eye
H26.49 Other secondary cataract
H26.491 …… right eye
H26.492 …… left eye
H26.493 …… bilateral
H26.499 …… unspecified eye
H26.8 Other specified cataract
H26.9 Unspecified cataract
H27 Other disorders of lens
H27.0 Aphakia
H27.00 …… unspecified eye
H27.01 …… right eye
H27.02 …… left eye
H27.03 …… bilateral
H27.1 Dislocation of lens
H27.10 Unspecified dislocation of lens
H27.11 Subluxation of lens
H27.111 …… right eye
H27.112 …… left eye
H27.113 …… bilateral

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