2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.00

Unspecified amblyopia

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H53.00 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 H53.00 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H53.00 - other international versions of ICD-10 H53.00 may differ.
The following code(s) above H53.00 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 H53.00:
  • 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
  • H53.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.0

    Amblyopia ex anopsia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • amblyopia due to vitamin A deficiency (E50.5)
    Amblyopia ex anopsia
Clinical Information
  • A nonspecific term referring to impaired vision. Major subcategories include stimulus deprivation-induced amblyopia and toxic amblyopia. Stimulus deprivation-induced amblyopia is a developmental disorder of the visual cortex. A discrepancy between visual information received by the visual cortex from each eye results in abnormal cortical development. Strabismus and refractive errors may cause this condition. Toxic amblyopia is a disorder of the optic nerve which is associated with alcoholism, tobacco smoking, and other toxins and as an adverse effect of the use of some medications.
  • An optically uncorrectable loss of visual acuity without apparent organic change or defect.
  • Impairment of vision without detectable organic lesion of the eye.
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 H53.00:
  • Amblyopia (congenital) (ex anopsia) (partial) (suppression) H53.00-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H53.00
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
H53.02 Refractive amblyopia

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