2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q15

Other congenital malformations of eye

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Q15 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM Q15 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q15 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q15 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
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 Q15. 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.
  • congenital nystagmus (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H55.01

    Congenital nystagmus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    H55.01
    )
  • ocular albinism (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E70.31

    Ocular albinism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    E70.31-
    )
  • optic nerve hypoplasia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H47.03

    Optic nerve hypoplasia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    H47.03-
    )
  • retinitis pigmentosa (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H35.52

    Pigmentary retinal dystrophy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Albipunctate retinal dystrophy
    • Retinitis pigmentosa
    • Tapetoretinal dystrophy
    H35.52
    )
The following code(s) above Q15 contain annotation back-references
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
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to Q15:
  • Q00-Q99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are not for use on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Q10-Q18
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range Q10-Q18

    Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck

    Type 2 Excludes
    • cleft lip and cleft palate (Q35-Q37)
    • congenital malformation of cervical spine (Q05.0, Q05.5, Q67.5, Q76.0-Q76.4)
    • congenital malformation of larynx (Q31.-)
    • congenital malformation of lip NEC (Q38.0)
    • congenital malformation of nose (Q30.-)
    • congenital malformation of parathyroid gland (Q89.2)
    • congenital malformation of thyroid gland (Q89.2)
    Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q15
Q13.81 Rieger's anomaly
Q13.89 Other congenital malformations of anterior segment of eye
Q13.9 Congenital malformation of anterior segment of eye, unspecified
Q14 Congenital malformations of posterior segment of eye
Q14.0 Congenital malformation of vitreous humor
Q14.1 Congenital malformation of retina
Q14.2 Congenital malformation of optic disc
Q14.3 Congenital malformation of choroid
Q14.8 Other congenital malformations of posterior segment of eye
Q14.9 Congenital malformation of posterior segment of eye, unspecified
Q15 Other congenital malformations of eye
Q15.0 Congenital glaucoma
Q15.8 Other specified congenital malformations of eye
Q15.9 Congenital malformation of eye, unspecified
Q16 Congenital malformations of ear causing impairment of hearing
Q16.0 Congenital absence of (ear) auricle
Q16.1 Congenital absence, atresia and stricture of auditory canal (external)
Q16.2 Absence of eustachian tube
Q16.3 Congenital malformation of ear ossicles
Q16.4 Other congenital malformations of middle ear
Q16.5 Congenital malformation of inner ear

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