2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.5

Color vision deficiencies

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H53.5 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 H53.5 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H53.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 H53.5 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Color blindness
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (H53.5) and the excluded code together.
  • day blindness (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H53.11

    Day blindness

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Hemeralopia
    H53.11
    )
The following code(s) above H53.5 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 H53.5:
  • 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
Clinical Information
  • Most of us see our world in color. We enjoy looking at a lush green lawn or a red rose in full bloom. If you have a color vision defect, you may see these colors differently than most people. There are three main kinds of color vision defects. Red-green color vision defects are the most common. This type occurs in men more than in women. The other major types are blue-yellow color vision defects and a complete absence of color vision.most of the time, color blindness is genetic. There is no treatment, but most people adjust and the condition doesn't limit their activities.
  • Partial or total inability to distinguish one or more chromatic colors.
  • The absence of or defect in the perception of colors.
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H53.5
H53.46 Homonymous bilateral field defects
H53.461 …… right side
H53.462 …… left side
H53.469 …… unspecified side
H53.47 Heteronymous bilateral field defects
H53.48 Generalized contraction of visual field
H53.481 …… right eye
H53.482 …… left eye
H53.483 …… bilateral
H53.489 …… unspecified eye
H53.5 Color vision deficiencies
H53.50 Unspecified color vision deficiencies
H53.51 Achromatopsia
H53.52 Acquired color vision deficiency
H53.53 Deuteranomaly
H53.54 Protanomaly
H53.55 Tritanomaly
H53.59 Other color vision deficiencies
H53.6 Night blindness
H53.60 Unspecified night blindness
H53.61 Abnormal dark adaptation curve

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