ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H53.8

Other visual disturbances

Diagnosis Code H53.8

ICD-10: H53.8
Short Description: Other visual disturbances
Long Description: Other visual disturbances
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H53.8

Valid for Submission
The code H53.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Visual disturbances and blindness (H53-H54)
      • Visual disturbances (H53)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H53.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Abnormal response to visual stimuli
  • Absent response to visual stimuli
  • Accommodation phosphene
  • After image
  • Afterimage
  • Alcoholic amblyopia
  • Blurring of visual image
  • Bradyopsia
  • Chromatic aberration of vision
  • Coma wavefront aberration
  • Conjugated visual deviation
  • Curtain across vision
  • Delayed visual maturation
  • Difficulty seeing close objects
  • Difficulty seeing distant objects
  • Diplopia
  • Dysphotopsia
  • Dysphotopsia
  • Eccentric viewing
  • Entoptic phenomenon
  • Entoptic phenomenon
  • Eyes sensitive to light
  • Fading of visual image
  • Finding of clarity of visual image
  • Finding of general reaction to light
  • Finding of general reaction to light
  • Finding of ocular accommodation
  • Finding of quality of visual image
  • Finding of quality of visual image
  • Finding of quality of visual image
  • Finding of quality of visual image
  • Finding of refraction measurement
  • Finding of refractive power
  • Finding of response to visual stimuli
  • Finding of response to visual stimuli
  • Finding of speed of ocular focus
  • Finding of visual behavior
  • Finding of visual behavior
  • Finding of visual behavior
  • Finding related to focusing
  • Haidinger brushes
  • Hazy vision
  • Higher-order aberration of vision
  • Higher-order wavefront aberration
  • Higher-order wavefront aberration
  • Higher-order wavefront aberration
  • Holds objects close
  • Lower-order aberration of vision
  • Lower-order wavefront aberration
  • Misjudges distances
  • Monocular diplopia
  • Monovision
  • Multiple visual images
  • Negative dysphotopsia
  • Nutritional amblyopia
  • On examination - left eye perceives light only
  • On examination - right eye perceives light only
  • Pain in eye
  • Palinopsia
  • Phosphene
  • Photophobia
  • Poor visual acuity
  • Positive dysphotopsia
  • Quadrafoil wavefront aberration
  • Refractive polyopia
  • Scotopic sensitivity
  • Slow to focus
  • Spherical aberration of vision
  • Staring at diffuse light source
  • Superimposition
  • Temporal crescent syndrome
  • Tobacco amblyopia
  • Toxic amblyopia
  • Toxic optic neuropathy
  • Trefoil wavefront aberration
  • Visual acuity perception of light - inaccurate projection
  • Visual image fades and reappears
  • Visual image lingers
  • Visual obscuration
  • Wavefront aberration of vision

Information for Patients

Vision Impairment and Blindness

Also called: Low vision

If you have low vision, eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery may not help. Activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do. The leading causes of low vision and blindness in the United States are age-related eye diseases: macular degeneration, cataract and glaucoma. Other eye disorders, eye injuries, and birth defects can also cause vision loss.

Whatever the cause, lost vision cannot be restored. It can, however, be managed. A loss of vision means that you may have to reorganize your life and learn new ways of doing things. If you have some vision, visual aids such as special glasses and large print books can make life easier. There are also devices to help those with no vision, like text-reading software and braille books.

The sooner vision loss or eye disease is found and treated, the greater your chances of keeping your remaining vision. You should have regular comprehensive eye exams by an eye care professional.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Blindness and vision loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Home vision tests (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Living with vision loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vision - night blindness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vision problems (Medical Encyclopedia)

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