Blindness and low vision H54- >

Note
  • For definition of visual impairment categories see table below
Code First
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • any associated underlying cause of the blindness
Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as H54. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • amaurosis fugax (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G45.3

    Amaurosis fugax

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    G45.3
    )
Codes
  • H54 Blindness and low vision
    • H54.0 Blindness, both eyes
      • H54.0X Blindness, both eyes, different category levels
        • H54.0X3 Blindness right eye, category 3
          • H54.0X33 Blindness right eye category 3, blindness left eye category 3
          • H54.0X34 Blindness right eye category 3, blindness left eye category 4
          • H54.0X35 Blindness right eye category 3, blindness left eye category 5
        • H54.0X4 Blindness right eye, category 4
          • H54.0X43 Blindness right eye category 4, blindness left eye category 3
          • H54.0X44 Blindness right eye category 4, blindness left eye category 4
          • H54.0X45 Blindness right eye category 4, blindness left eye category 5
        • H54.0X5 Blindness right eye, category 5
          • H54.0X53 Blindness right eye category 5, blindness left eye category 3
          • H54.0X54 Blindness right eye category 5, blindness left eye category 4
          • H54.0X55 Blindness right eye category 5, blindness left eye category 5
    • H54.1 Blindness, one eye, low vision other eye
      • H54.10 …… unspecified eyes
      • H54.11 Blindness, right eye, low vision left eye
      • H54.12 Blindness, left eye, low vision right eye
    • H54.2 Low vision, both eyes
      • H54.2X Low vision, both eyes, different category levels
        • H54.2X1 Low vision, right eye, category 1
          • H54.2X11 Low vision right eye category 1, low vision left eye category 1
          • H54.2X12 Low vision right eye category 1, low vision left eye category 2
        • H54.2X2 Low vision, right eye, category 2
          • H54.2X21 Low vision right eye category 2, low vision left eye category 1
          • H54.2X22 Low vision right eye category 2, low vision left eye category 2
    • H54.3 Unqualified visual loss, both eyes
    • H54.4 Blindness, one eye
      • H54.40 …… unspecified eye
      • H54.41 Blindness, right eye, normal vision left eye
        • H54.413 Blindness, right eye, category 3
          • H54.413A Blindness right eye category 3, normal vision left eye
        • H54.414 Blindness, right eye, category 4
          • H54.414A Blindness right eye category 4, normal vision left eye
        • H54.415 Blindness, right eye, category 5
          • H54.415A Blindness right eye category 5, normal vision left eye
      • H54.42 Blindness, left eye, normal vision right eye
        • H54.42A Blindness, left eye, category 3-5
          • H54.42A3 Blindness left eye category 3, normal vision right eye
          • H54.42A4 Blindness left eye category 4, normal vision right eye
          • H54.42A5 Blindness left eye category 5, normal vision right eye
    • H54.5 Low vision, one eye
      • H54.50 …… unspecified eye
      • H54.51 Low vision, right eye, normal vision left eye
        • H54.511 Low vision, right eye, category 1-2
          • H54.511A Low vision right eye category 1, normal vision left eye
          • H54.512A Low vision right eye category 2, normal vision left eye
      • H54.52 Low vision, left eye, normal vision right eye
        • H54.52A Low vision, left eye, category 1-2
          • H54.52A1 Low vision left eye category 1, normal vision right eye
          • H54.52A2 Low vision left eye category 2, normal vision right eye
    • H54.6 Unqualified visual loss, one eye
      • H54.60 …… unspecified
      • H54.61 Unqualified visual loss, right eye, normal vision left eye
      • H54.62 Unqualified visual loss, left eye, normal vision right eye
    • H54.7 Unspecified visual loss
    • H54.8 Legal blindness, as defined in USA