ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H54.50

Low vision, one eye, unspecified eye

Diagnosis Code H54.50

ICD-10: H54.50
Short Description: Low vision, one eye, unspecified eye
Long Description: Low vision, one eye, unspecified eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H54.50

Valid for Submission
The code H54.50 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H54.50 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 124 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC
  • 125 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Impairment level: low vision of one eye
  • Impairment level: one eye: moderate impairment: other eye: normal vision
  • Impairment level: one eye: moderate impairment: other eye: not specified
  • Impairment level: one eye: near-total impairment: other eye: normal vision
  • Impairment level: one eye: profound impairment: other eye: normal vision
  • Impairment level: one eye: severe impairment: other eye: normal vision
  • Impairment level: one eye: severe impairment: other eye: not specified
  • Lesser eye: moderate visual impairment, Better eye: near normal vision
  • Lesser eye: profound visual impairment, Better eye: normal vision
  • Lesser eye: severe visual impairment, Better eye: near normal vision
  • Lesser eye: severe visual impairment, Better eye: normal vision
  • Low vision, one eye
  • Profound impairment, one eye

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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