Not Valid for Submission
H47.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of optic atrophy. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Optic atrophy
Non-specific codes like H47.2 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for optic atrophy:
- OPTIC ATROPHY-. atrophy of the optic disk which may be congenital or acquired. this condition indicates a deficiency in the number of nerve fibers which arise in the retina and converge to form the optic disk; optic nerve; optic chiasm; and optic tracts. glaucoma; ischemia; inflammation a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure toxins optic nerve compression and inherited conditions see optic atrophies hereditary are relatively common causes of this condition.
- OPTIC ATROPHIES HEREDITARY-. hereditary conditions that feature progressive visual loss in association with optic atrophy. relatively common forms include autosomal dominant optic atrophy optic atrophy autosomal dominant and leber hereditary optic atrophy optic atrophy hereditary leber.
- OPTIC ATROPHY AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT-. dominant optic atrophy is a hereditary optic neuropathy causing decreased visual acuity color vision deficits a centrocecal scotoma and optic nerve pallor hum. genet. 1998; 102: 79 86. mutations leading to this condition have been mapped to the opa1 gene at chromosome 3q28 q29. opa1 codes for a dynamin related gtpase that localizes to mitochondria.
- OPTIC ATROPHY HEREDITARY LEBER-. a maternally linked genetic disorder that presents in mid life as acute or subacute central vision loss leading to central scotoma and blindness. the disease has been associated with missense mutations in the mtdna in genes for complex i iii and iv polypeptides that can act autonomously or in association with each other to cause the disease. from online mendelian inheritance in man http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim/ mim#535000 april 17 2001
Information for Patients
Optic Nerve Disorders
The optic nerve is a bundle of more than 1 million nerve fibers that carry visual messages. You have one connecting the back of each eye (your retina) to your brain. Damage to an optic nerve can cause vision loss. The type of vision loss and how severe it is depends on where the damage occurs. It may affect one or both eyes.
There are many different types of optic nerve disorders, including:
- Glaucoma is a group of diseases that are the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises and damages the optic nerve.
- Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve. Causes include infections and immune-related illnesses such as multiple sclerosis. Sometimes the cause is unknown.
- Optic nerve atrophy is damage to the optic nerve. Causes include poor blood flow to the eye, disease, trauma, or exposure to toxic substances.
- Optic nerve head drusen are pockets of protein and calcium salts that build up in the optic nerve over time
Contact your health care provider if you are having vision problems. Tests for optic nerve disorders may include eye exams, ophthalmoscopy (an examination of the back of your eye), and imaging tests. Treatment depends on which disorder that you have. With some optic nerve disorders, you may get your vision back. With others, there is no treatment, or treatment may only prevent further vision loss.
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