2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.42

Scotoma of blind spot area

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H53.42 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 H53.42 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H53.42 - other international versions of ICD-10 H53.42 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Enlarged blind spot
The following code(s) above H53.42 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 H53.42:
  • 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
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 H53.42:
  • Defect, defective Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • visual field H53.40
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.40

      Unspecified visual field defects

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • localized
        • scotoma (central area) H53.41-
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.41-

          Scotoma involving central area

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
          Applicable To
          • Central scotoma
          • blind spot area H53.42-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H53.42
H53.32 Fusion with defective stereopsis
H53.33 Simultaneous visual perception without fusion
H53.34 Suppression of binocular vision
H53.4 Visual field defects
H53.40 Unspecified visual field defects
H53.41 Scotoma involving central area
H53.411 …… right eye
H53.412 …… left eye
H53.413 …… bilateral
H53.419 …… unspecified eye
H53.42 Scotoma of blind spot area
H53.421 …… right eye
H53.422 …… left eye
H53.423 …… bilateral
H53.429 …… unspecified eye
H53.43 Sector or arcuate defects
H53.431 …… right eye
H53.432 …… left eye
H53.433 …… bilateral
H53.439 …… unspecified eye
H53.45 Other localized visual field defect

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