ICD-10-CM Code H47.29

Other optic atrophy

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H47.29 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other optic atrophy. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Other optic atrophy
Long Description:Other optic atrophy

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H47.29:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Temporal pallor of optic disc

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 H47.29 are found in the index:

Clinical Information

  • 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

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of optic nerve and visual pathways (H46-H47)
      • Other disorders of optic [2nd] nerve and visual pathways (H47)

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

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.

  • Optic glioma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Optic nerve atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Optic neuritis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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