Diseases of the eye and adnexa
Visual disturbances and blindness
2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.00
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
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
- 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.
- 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
- Amblyopia (congenital) (ex anopsia) (partial) (suppression) H53.00-
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H53.00
Other disorders of refraction
Unspecified disorder of refraction
Amblyopia ex anopsia
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.