2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.033

Strabismic amblyopia, bilateral

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • H53.033 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H53.033 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H53.033 - other international versions of ICD-10 H53.033 may differ.
The following code(s) above H53.033 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 H53.033:
  • H00-H59
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    • 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 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • amblyopia due to vitamin A deficiency (E50.5)
    Amblyopia ex anopsia
  • H53.03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.03

    Strabismic amblyopia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Strabismic amblyopia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral strabismic amblyopia
  • Strabismic amblyopia, both eyes
ICD-10-CM H53.033 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H53.033 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H53.033
H53.013 …… bilateral
H53.019 …… unspecified eye
H53.02 Refractive amblyopia
H53.021 …… right eye
H53.022 …… left eye
H53.023 …… bilateral
H53.029 …… unspecified eye
H53.03 Strabismic amblyopia
H53.031 …… right eye
H53.032 …… left eye
H53.033 …… bilateral
H53.039 …… unspecified eye
H53.04 Amblyopia suspect
H53.041 …… right eye
H53.042 …… left eye
H53.043 …… bilateral
H53.049 …… unspecified eye
H53.1 Subjective visual disturbances
H53.10 Unspecified subjective visual disturbances
H53.11 Day blindness
H53.12 Transient visual loss

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