Not Valid for Submission
H52.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of astigmatism. 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 Astigmatism
Non-specific codes like H52.2 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 astigmatism:
- ASTIGMATISM-. unequal curvature of the refractive surfaces of the eye. thus a point source of light cannot be brought to a point focus on the retina but is spread over a more or less diffuse area. this results from the radius of curvature in one plane being longer or shorter than the radius at right angles to it. dorland 27th ed
Information for Patients
Also called: Farsightedness, Hyperopia, Myopia, Nearsightedness
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
- Astigmatism (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Facts about Presbyopia - NIH (National Eye Institute)
- Farsightedness (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nearsightedness (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Presbyopia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Refraction test (Medical Encyclopedia)
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