ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H54.2

Low vision, both eyes

Diagnosis Code H54.2

ICD-10: H54.2
Short Description: Low vision, both eyes
Long Description: Low vision, both eyes
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H54.2

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The code H54.2 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • H54.2X11 - Low vision r eye category 1, low vision left eye category 1
  • H54.2X12 - Low vision r eye category 1, low vision left eye category 2
  • H54.2X21 - Low vision r eye category 2, low vision left eye category 1
  • H54.2X22 - Low vision r eye category 2, low vision left eye category 2

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • After-cataract with vision obscured
  • Better eye: low vision, Lesser eye: profound visual impairment
  • Better eye: moderate visual impairment, Lesser eye: moderate visual impairment
  • Better eye: moderate visual impairment, Lesser eye: profound visual impairment
  • Better eye: moderate visual impairment, Lesser eye: severe visual impairment
  • Better eye: severe visual impairment, Lesser eye: profound visual impairment
  • Better eye: severe visual impairment, Lesser eye: severe visual impairment
  • Bilateral moderate to severe visual impairment
  • Bilateral visual impairment
  • Impairment level of both eyes
  • Impairment level: better eye: moderate impairment: lesser eye: near-total impairment
  • Impairment level: better eye: moderate impairment: lesser eye: profound impairment
  • Impairment level: better eye: moderate impairment: lesser eye: severe impairment
  • Impairment level: better eye: profound impairment: lesser eye: near-total impairment
  • Impairment level: better eye: severe impairment: lesser eye: near-total impairment
  • Impairment level: better eye: severe impairment: lesser eye: not further specified
  • Impairment level: better eye: severe impairment: lesser eye: profound impairment
  • Impairment level: low vision of both eyes
  • Impairment level: moderate impairment of both eyes
  • Impairment level: near-total impairment of both eyes
  • Impairment level: one eye: moderate impairment: other eye: near-normal vision
  • Impairment level: one eye: near-total impairment: other eye: near-normal vision
  • Impairment level: one eye: severe impairment: other eye: near-normal vision
  • Impairment level: one eye: total impairment: other eye: near-normal vision
  • Impairment level: profound impairment of both eyes
  • Impairment level: severe impairment of both eyes
  • Lesser eye: near total visual impairment, Better eye: near normal vision
  • Lesser eye: profound visual impairment, Better eye: near normal vision
  • Lesser eye: total visual impairment, Better eye: near normal vision
  • Low vision associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Low vision, both eyes
  • Partial sight - both eyes
  • Partial sight - both eyes
  • Profound impairment, one eye
  • Profound impairment, one eye
  • Profound impairment, one eye
  • Reduced visual acuity
  • Reduced visual acuity
  • Secondary cataract of bilateral eyes with vision obscured
  • Secondary cataract of left eye with vision obscured
  • Secondary cataract of right eye with vision obscured
  • Visual acuity less than .02
  • Visual acuity less than .3
  • Visual impairment

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code H54.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


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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