Valid for Submission
H44.23 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of degenerative myopia, bilateral. The code H44.23 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code H44.23 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral degenerative progressive high myopia of eyes, bilateral myopia of eyes, degenerative progressive high myopia, degenerative progressive high myopia of left eye, degenerative progressive high myopia of right eye , myopia of left eye, etc.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H44.23 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bilateral degenerative progressive high myopia of eyes
- Bilateral myopia of eyes
- Degenerative progressive high myopia
- Degenerative progressive high myopia of left eye
- Degenerative progressive high myopia of right eye
- Myopia of left eye
- Myopia of right eye
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert H44.23 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H44.23 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Farsightedness, Hyperopia, Myopia, Nearsightedness
The cornea and lens of your eye helps you focus. Refractive errors are vision problems that happen when the shape of the eye keeps you from focusing well. The cause could be the length of the eyeball (longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens.
Four common refractive errors are
- Myopia, or nearsightedness - clear vision close up but blurry in the distance
- Hyperopia, or farsightedness - clear vision in the distance but blurry close up
- Presbyopia - inability to focus close up as a result of aging
- Astigmatism - focus problems caused by the cornea
The most common symptom is blurred vision. Other symptoms may include double vision, haziness, glare or halos around bright lights, squinting, headaches, or eye strain.
Glasses or contact lenses can usually correct refractive errors. Laser eye surgery may also be a possibility.
NIH: National Eye Institute
- Astigmatism (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Facts about Presbyopia - NIH (National Eye Institute)
- Farsightedness (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nearsightedness (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Presbyopia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Refraction test (Medical Encyclopedia)