2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H52.1

Myopia

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H52.1 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM H52.1 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H52.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 H52.1 may differ.
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 H52.1. 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.
  • degenerative myopia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.2

    Degenerative myopia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malignant myopia
    H44.2-
    )
The following code(s) above H52.1 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 H52.1:
  • H00-H59
    2021 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
  • H49-H52
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range H49-H52

    Disorders of ocular muscles, binocular movement, accommodation and refraction

    Type 2 Excludes
    • nystagmus and other irregular eye movements (H55)
    Disorders of ocular muscles, binocular movement, accommodation and refraction
Clinical Information
  • 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.
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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H52.1:
  • Myopia (axial) (congenital) H52.1-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H52.1
H51.22 …… left eye
H51.23 …… bilateral
H51.8 Other specified disorders of binocular movement
H51.9 Unspecified disorder of binocular movement
H52 Disorders of refraction and accommodation
H52.0 Hypermetropia
H52.00 …… unspecified eye
H52.01 …… right eye
H52.02 …… left eye
H52.03 …… bilateral
H52.1 Myopia
H52.10 …… unspecified eye
H52.11 …… right eye
H52.12 …… left eye
H52.13 …… bilateral
H52.2 Astigmatism
H52.20 Unspecified astigmatism
H52.201 …… right eye
H52.202 …… left eye
H52.203 …… bilateral
H52.209 …… unspecified eye

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