ICD-10-CM Code H40.053

Ocular hypertension, bilateral

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H40.053 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of ocular hypertension, bilateral. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H40.053 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal intraocular pressure or bilateral raised intraocular pressure or elevated left intraocular pressure or elevated right intraocular pressure or raised intraocular pressure.

ICD-10:H40.053
Short Description:Ocular hypertension, bilateral
Long Description:Ocular hypertension, bilateral

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abnormal intraocular pressure
  • Bilateral raised intraocular pressure
  • Elevated left intraocular pressure
  • Elevated right intraocular pressure
  • Raised intraocular pressure

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H40.053 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

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

Convert H40.053 to ICD-9

  • 365.04 - Ocular hypertension (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. It usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no symptoms at first. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral, or side vision. They seem to be looking through a tunnel. Over time, straight-ahead vision may decrease until no vision remains.

A comprehensive eye exam can tell if you have glaucoma. People at risk should get eye exams at least every two years. They include

  • African Americans over age 40
  • People over age 60, especially Mexican Americans
  • People with a family history of glaucoma

There is no cure, but glaucoma can usually be controlled. Early treatment can help protect your eyes against vision loss. Treatments usually include prescription eyedrops and/or surgery.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Glaucoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Standard ophthalmic exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tonometry (Medical Encyclopedia)

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