2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H54.10

Blindness, one eye, low vision other eye, unspecified eyes

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • H54.10 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM H54.10 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H54.10 - other international versions of ICD-10 H54.10 may differ.
The following code(s) above H54.10 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 H54.10:
  • H00-H59
    2021 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
  • H54
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H54

    Blindness and low vision

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • any associated underlying cause of the blindness
    Note
    • For definition of visual impairment categories see table below
    Type 1 Excludes
    Blindness and low vision
  • H54.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H54.1

    Blindness, one eye, low vision other eye

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Visual impairment categories 3, 4, 5 in one eye, with categories 1 or 2 in the other eye.
    Blindness, one eye, low vision other eye
Approximate Synonyms
  • Blind one eye, low vision other eye
  • Blindness one eye, low vision other eye
  • Impaired vision
  • Impairment level: better eye: moderate impairment: lesser eye: near-total impairment
  • Impairment level: better eye: moderate impairment: lesser eye: profound impairment
  • Impairment level: better eye: moderate impairment: lesser eye: total impairment
  • Impairment level: better eye: near-total impairment: lesser-eye: not further specified
  • Impairment level: better eye: profound impairment: lesser eye: not further specified
  • Impairment level: better eye: severe impairment: lesser eye: blind, not further specified
  • Impairment level: better eye: severe impairment: lesser eye: near-total impairment
  • Impairment level: better eye: severe impairment: lesser eye: profound impairment
  • Impairment level: better eye: severe impairment: lesser eye: total impairment
  • Impairment level: profound impairment of both eyes
  • Moderate impaired vision one eye, other eye near total
  • Moderate impaired vision one eye, other eye profound
  • Moderate impaired vision one eye, other eye total
  • Near total impaired vision of better eye
  • One eye blind, one eye low vision
  • Profound impaired vision better eye
  • Profound impaired vision, bilateral
  • Severe impaired vision one eye, other eye blind
  • Severe impaired vision one eye, other eye near total
  • Severe impaired vision one eye, other eye profound
ICD-10-CM H54.10 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H54.10 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H54.10:
  • Blindness (acquired) (congenital) (both eyes) H54.0X-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H54.0X-

    Blindness, both eyes, different category levels

      2018 - New Code 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • one eye (other eye normal) H54.40
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H54.40

      Blindness, one eye, unspecified eye

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      • low vision, other eye H54.10

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H54.10
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
H54.113 Blindness right eye category 3, low vision left eye
H54.1131 …… category 1
H54.1132 …… category 2
H54.114 Blindness right eye category 4, low vision left eye
H54.1141 …… category 1
H54.1142 …… category 2
H54.115 Blindness right eye category 5, low vision left eye
H54.1151 …… category 1
H54.1152 …… category 2

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