ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H53.40

Unspecified visual field defects

Diagnosis Code H53.40

ICD-10: H53.40
Short Description: Unspecified visual field defects
Long Description: Unspecified visual field defects
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H53.40

Valid for Submission
The code H53.40 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

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  • 368.40 - Visual field defect NOS

  • Abnormal peripheral vision
  • Abnormal peripheral vision
  • Abnormal peripheral vision
  • Bilateral visual field constriction
  • Decreased peripheral vision
  • Decreased peripheral vision
  • Functional visual field loss
  • Glaucomatous visual field defect
  • Loss of part of visual field
  • Peripheral visual field defect
  • Seeing blob in vision
  • Unilateral visual field constriction
  • Visual field constriction
  • Visual field defect

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
  • Home vision tests
  • Living with vision loss
  • Vision - night blindness
  • Vision problems

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