Diagnosis Code 368.46
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- H53.469 - Homonymous bilateral field defects, unspecified side (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 368.46 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Anopsia (altitudinal) (quadrant) 368.46
- Defect, defective 759.9
- visual field 368.40
- homonymous, bilateral 368.46
- visual field 368.40
- Hemianopia, hemianopsia (altitudinal) (homonymous) 368.46
- binasal 368.47
- bitemporal 368.47
- heteronymous 368.47
- syphilitic 095.8
Information for Patients
Also called: Low vision
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
- Blindness and vision loss
- Home vision tests
- Standard ophthalmic exam
- Vision - night blindness
- Vision problems