2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H52.7

Unspecified disorder of refraction

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • H52.7 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H52.7 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H52.7 - other international versions of ICD-10 H52.7 may differ.
The following code(s) above H52.7 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 H52.7:
  • 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
  • H49-H52
    2020 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Accommodation disorder (of eye)
  • Disorder of accommodation
  • Disorder of refraction
  • Refraction disorder
  • Refraction disorder (eye condition)
Clinical Information
  • A defect in the focusing of light on the retina as in astigmatism, myopia, or hyperopia.
  • Blurred vision caused by the eye focusing light either behind or in front of the retina.
  • Deviations from the average or standard indices of refraction of the eye through its dioptric or refractive apparatus.
  • Your cornea is the clear front part of your eye. It is like a window that controls and focuses the light coming into the eye. If your cornea has an irregular shape, the light does not focus properly. Everything looks blurry. This is a refractive error. Four common refractive errors are
    • myopia, or nearsightedness - clear vision close up but blurry in the distance
    • hyperopia, or farsightedness - clear vision in the distance but blurry close up
    • presbyopia - inability to focus close up as a result of aging
    • astigmatism - focus problems caused by the cornea
    glasses or contact lenses can usually correct refractive errors. Laser eye surgery may also be a possibility. nih: national eye institute
ICD-10-CM H52.7 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H52.7 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H52.7:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H52.7
H52.521 …… right eye
H52.522 …… left eye
H52.523 …… bilateral
H52.529 …… unspecified eye
H52.53 Spasm of accommodation
H52.531 …… right eye
H52.532 …… left eye
H52.533 …… bilateral
H52.539 …… unspecified eye
H52.6 Other disorders of refraction
H52.7 Unspecified disorder of refraction
H53 Visual disturbances
H53.0 Amblyopia ex anopsia
H53.00 Unspecified amblyopia
H53.001 …… right eye
H53.002 …… left eye
H53.003 …… bilateral
H53.009 …… unspecified eye
H53.01 Deprivation amblyopia
H53.011 …… right eye
H53.012 …… left eye

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