2022 ICD-10-CM Code H52

Disorders of refraction and accommodation

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

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

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)

H52 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis 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 specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 Disorders of refraction and accommodation

Non-specific codes like H52 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 disorders of refraction and accommodation:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.0 for Hypermetropia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.00 for Hypermetropia, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.01 for Hypermetropia, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.02 for Hypermetropia, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.03 for Hypermetropia, bilateral
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.1 for Myopia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.10 for Myopia, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.11 for Myopia, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.12 for Myopia, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.13 for Myopia, bilateral
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.2 for Astigmatism
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.20 for Unspecified astigmatism
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.21 for Irregular astigmatism
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.22 for Regular astigmatism
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.3 for Anisometropia and aniseikonia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.31 for Anisometropia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.32 for Aniseikonia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.4 for Presbyopia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.5 for Disorders of accommodation
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.51 for Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total)
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.52 for Paresis of accommodation
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.53 for Spasm of accommodation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.6 for Other disorders of refraction
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.7 for Unspecified disorder of refraction

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

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


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)