ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H54.7

Unspecified visual loss

Diagnosis Code H54.7

ICD-10: H54.7
Short Description: Unspecified visual loss
Long Description: Unspecified visual loss
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H54.7

Valid for Submission
The code H54.7 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

Code Edits
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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H54.7 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Abnormal vision
  • Acquired blindness
  • Angiomatous nevus impairing vision
  • Angiomatous nevus with complication
  • Blindness AND/OR vision impairment level
  • Central visual impairment
  • Combined visual and hearing impairment
  • Cortical visual impairment
  • Dim vision
  • Drug related visual impairment
  • Fatal x-linked ataxia with deafness and loss of vision
  • Functional visual loss
  • Impairment level of vision
  • Impairment level: one eye: profound impairment: other eye: not specified
  • Jaeger type 11
  • Jaeger type 13
  • Jaeger type 3
  • Jaeger type 5
  • Jaeger type 7
  • Jaeger type 9
  • Mild visual impairment
  • Moderate visual impairment
  • Multiple disability visual impairment
  • Reduced visual acuity
  • Severe visual impairment
  • Sight deteriorating
  • Spontaneous eye movements associated with visual loss
  • Strawberry nevus of skin
  • Traumatic blindness
  • Unexplained visual loss
  • Visual impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Visual loss after cataract extraction

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code H54.7 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
  • Home vision tests
  • Living with vision loss
  • Vision - night blindness
  • Vision problems

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