ICD-10 Code H52

Disorders of refraction and accommodation

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H52 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of refraction and accommodation. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H52
Short Description:Disorders of refraction and accommodation
Long Description:Disorders of refraction and accommodation

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

  • H52.0 - Hypermetropia
  • H52.00 - Hypermetropia, unspecified eye
  • H52.01 - Hypermetropia, right eye
  • H52.02 - Hypermetropia, left eye
  • H52.03 - Hypermetropia, bilateral
  • H52.1 - Myopia
  • H52.10 - Myopia, unspecified eye
  • H52.11 - Myopia, right eye
  • H52.12 - Myopia, left eye
  • H52.13 - Myopia, bilateral
  • H52.2 - Astigmatism
  • H52.20 - Unspecified astigmatism
  • H52.201 - Unspecified astigmatism, right eye
  • H52.202 - Unspecified astigmatism, left eye
  • H52.203 - Unspecified astigmatism, bilateral
  • H52.209 - Unspecified astigmatism, unspecified eye
  • H52.21 - Irregular astigmatism
  • H52.211 - Irregular astigmatism, right eye
  • H52.212 - Irregular astigmatism, left eye
  • H52.213 - Irregular astigmatism, bilateral
  • H52.219 - Irregular astigmatism, unspecified eye
  • H52.22 - Regular astigmatism
  • H52.221 - Regular astigmatism, right eye
  • H52.222 - Regular astigmatism, left eye
  • H52.223 - Regular astigmatism, bilateral
  • H52.229 - Regular astigmatism, unspecified eye
  • H52.3 - Anisometropia and aniseikonia
  • H52.31 - Anisometropia
  • H52.32 - Aniseikonia
  • H52.4 - Presbyopia
  • H52.5 - Disorders of accommodation
  • H52.51 - Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total)
  • H52.511 - Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total), right eye
  • H52.512 - Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total), left eye
  • H52.513 - Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total), bilateral
  • H52.519 - Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total), unspecified eye
  • H52.52 - Paresis of accommodation
  • H52.521 - Paresis of accommodation, right eye
  • H52.522 - Paresis of accommodation, left eye
  • H52.523 - Paresis of accommodation, bilateral
  • H52.529 - Paresis of accommodation, unspecified eye
  • H52.53 - Spasm of accommodation
  • H52.531 - Spasm of accommodation, right eye
  • H52.532 - Spasm of accommodation, left eye
  • H52.533 - Spasm of accommodation, bilateral
  • H52.539 - Spasm of accommodation, unspecified eye
  • H52.6 - Other disorders of refraction
  • H52.7 - Unspecified disorder of refraction

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of ocular muscles, binocular movement, accommodation and refraction (H49-H52)
      • Disorders of refraction and accommodation (H52)

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

Information for Patients


Refractive Errors

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


[Learn More]