2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H54.121

Low vision right eye category 1, blindness left eye

    2018 - New Code 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H54.121 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM H54.121 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H54.121 - other international versions of ICD-10 H54.121 may differ.
The following code(s) above H54.121 contain annotation back-references
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  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
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that may be applicable to H54.121:
  • H00-H59
    2021 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
  • 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
    • 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
Code History
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): New code
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H54.121
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
H54.12 Blindness, left eye, low vision right eye
H54.121 Low vision right eye category 1, blindness left eye
H54.1213 …… category 3
H54.1214 …… category 4
H54.1215 …… category 5
H54.122 Low vision right eye category 2, blindness left eye
H54.1223 …… category 3
H54.1224 …… category 4
H54.1225 …… category 5
H54.2 Low vision, both eyes
H54.2X Low vision, both eyes, different category levels
H54.2X1 Low vision, right eye, category 1

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