ICD-10-CM Code H47.399

Other disorders of optic disc, unspecified eye

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H47.399 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of optic disc, unspecified eye. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H47.399 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired pit of optic disc, asymmetry of neuroretinal rim, blurred disc margin, diffuse thinning of neuroretinal rim, focal thinning of neuroretinal rim, large optic disc and cup, etc

Short Description:Other disorders of optic disc, unspecified eye
Long Description:Other disorders of optic disc, unspecified eye


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

  • Acquired pit of optic disc
  • Asymmetry of neuroretinal rim
  • Blurred disc margin
  • Diffuse thinning of neuroretinal rim
  • Focal thinning of neuroretinal rim
  • Large optic disc and cup
  • Large physiologic cupping of optic disc
  • Neuroretinal rim finding
  • Neuroretinal rim finding
  • Neuroretinal rim finding
  • Neuroretinal rim finding
  • O/E - optic disc cupped
  • O/E - optic disc elevated
  • O/E - optic disc flat
  • O/E - optic disc margin absent
  • O/E -optic disc margin blurred
  • Optic cup filled
  • Optic cup retained
  • Optic cupping
  • Optic disc - myopic changes
  • Optic disc - sector notching
  • Optic disc - venous pulsation absent
  • Optic disc - venous pulsation only on pressure
  • Optic disc abnormal
  • Optic disc disorder
  • Optic disc glial tissue remnants
  • Optic disc hyaloid vascular remnants
  • Optic disc myopic crescent
  • Optic disc myopic traction fold
  • Optic disc neovascularization
  • Optic disc not seen
  • Optic disc pathological cupping
  • Optic disc small
  • Optic disc spontaneous venous pulsation
  • Optic disc swelling co-occurrent with uveitis
  • Optic disc tissue remnants
  • Optic disc vascular finding
  • Optic disc vascular finding
  • Optic disc venous collaterals
  • Pallor of neuroretinal rim
  • Pallor of optic disc
  • Papillophlebitis
  • Physiologic cupping of optic disc
  • Temporal pallor of optic disc
  • Tilted optic disc

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H47.399 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.


Convert H47.399 to ICD-9

  • 377.22 - Crater-like hole op disc (Approximate Flag)

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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