H54.51 - Low vision, right eye, normal vision left eye

Version 2023
ICD-10:H54.51
Short Description:Low vision, right eye, normal vision left eye
Long Description:Low vision, right eye, normal vision left eye
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Visual disturbances and blindness (H53-H54)
      • Blindness and low vision (H54)

H54.51 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of low vision, right eye, normal vision left eye. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 Low vision, right eye, normal vision left eye

Non-specific codes like H54.51 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 low vision, right eye, normal vision left eye:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H54.511 for Low vision, right eye, category 1-2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H54.511A for normal vision left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H54.512A for normal vision left eye

Patient Education


Vision Impairment and Blindness

If you have low vision, eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery may not help. Activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do. The leading causes of low vision and blindness in the United States are age-related eye diseases: macular degeneration, cataract and glaucoma. Other eye disorders, eye injuries, and birth defects can also cause vision loss.

Whatever the cause, lost vision cannot be restored. It can, however, be managed. A loss of vision means that you may have to reorganize your life and learn new ways of doing things. If you have some vision, visual aids such as special glasses and large print books can make life easier. There are also devices to help those with no vision, like text-reading software and braille books.

The sooner vision loss or eye disease is found and treated, the greater your chances of keeping your remaining vision. You should have regular comprehensive eye exams by an eye care professional.

NIH: National Eye Institute


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