2022 ICD-10-CM Code H52.5

Disorders of accommodation

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H52.5
Short Description:Disorders of accommodation
Long Description:Disorders of 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)

H52.5 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 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 accommodation

Non-specific codes like H52.5 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 accommodation:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.51 for Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.511 for Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total), right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.512 for Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total), left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.513 for Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total), bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.519 for Internal ophthalmoplegia (complete) (total), unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.52 for Paresis of accommodation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.521 for Paresis of accommodation, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.522 for Paresis of accommodation, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.523 for Paresis of accommodation, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.529 for Paresis of accommodation, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H52.53 for Spasm of accommodation
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.531 for Spasm of accommodation, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.532 for Spasm of accommodation, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.533 for Spasm of accommodation, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H52.539 for Spasm of accommodation, unspecified eye

Information for Patients


Eye Movement Disorders

When you look at an object, you're using several muscles to move both eyes to focus on it. If you have a problem with the muscles, the eyes don't work properly.

There are many kinds of eye movement disorders. Two common ones are

Some eye movement disorders are present at birth. Others develop over time and may be associated with other problems, such as injuries. Treatments include glasses, patches, eye muscle exercises, and surgery. There is no cure for some kinds of eye movement disorders, such as most kinds of nystagmus.


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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)