2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H54.7

Unspecified visual loss

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • H54.7 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 H54.7 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H54.7 - other international versions of ICD-10 H54.7 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Visual impairment category 9 NOS
The following code(s) above H54.7 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 H54.7:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abnormal vision
  • Cortical visual impairment
  • Functional visual loss
  • History of vision problem
  • Personal condition of sight problem
  • Visual impairment
Clinical Information
  • Limitation in visual functions.
  • Reduced ability to perceive visual stimuli.
  • Vision considered to be inferior to normal vision as represented by accepted standards of acuity, field of vision, or motility. Low vision generally refers to visual disorders that are caused by diseases that cannot be corrected by refraction (e.g., macular degeneration; retinitis pigmentosa; diabetic retinopathy, etc.).
  • Visual loss: objective loss of visual acuity during a finite period attributable to an underlying disease.
ICD-10-CM H54.7 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 H54.7 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
Code annotations containing back-references to H54.7:
  • Type 1 Excludes: H54.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H54.8

    Legal blindness, as defined in USA

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Blindness NOS according to USA definition
    • The table below gives a classification of severity of visual impairment recommended by a WHO Study Group on the Prevention of Blindness, Geneva, 6-10 November 1972.
    • The term 'low vision' in category H54 comprises categories 1 and 2 of the table, the term 'blindness' categories 3, 4 and 5, and the term 'unqualified visual loss' category 9.
    • If the extent of the visual field is taken into account, patients with a field no greater than 10 but greater than 5 around central fixation should be placed in category 3 and patients with a field no greater than 5 around central fixation should be placed in category 4, even if the central acuity is not impaired.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • legal blindness with specification of impairment level (H54.0-H54.7)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H54.7:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H54.7
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
H55 Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements
H55.0 Nystagmus
H55.00 Unspecified nystagmus
H55.01 Congenital nystagmus
H55.02 Latent nystagmus
H55.03 Visual deprivation nystagmus
H55.04 Dissociated nystagmus
H55.09 Other forms of nystagmus
H55.8 Other irregular eye movements

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