2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.0

Amblyopia ex anopsia

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 H53.0. 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.
  • amblyopia due to vitamin A deficiency (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E50.5

    Vitamin A deficiency with night blindness

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    E50.5
    )
The following code(s) above H53.0 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 H53.0:
  • H00-H59
    2018 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
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H53.0
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
H53.013 …… bilateral
H53.019 …… unspecified eye

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