ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V19.0

Family hx-blindness

Diagnosis Code V19.0

ICD-9: V19.0
Short Description: Family hx-blindness
Long Description: Family history of blindness or visual loss
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V19.0

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V19 Family history of other conditions

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z82.1 - Family history of blindness and visual loss

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V19.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • History (personal) of
      • family
        • blindness V19.0
        • visual loss V19.0

Information for Patients

Family History

Your family history includes health information about you and your close relatives. Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Looking at these factors can help you figure out whether you have a higher risk for certain health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Having a family member with a disease raises your risk, but it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Knowing that you are at risk gives you a chance to reduce that risk by following a healthier lifestyle and getting tested as needed.

You can get started by talking to your relatives about their health. Draw a family tree and add the health information. Having copies of medical records and death certificates is also helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Family History Is Important for Your Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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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
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Standard ophthalmic exam
  • Vision - night blindness
  • Vision problems

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