Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 368.42
Scotoma of blind spot area
  • Short description: Scotoma of blind spot.
  • ICD-9-CM 368.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 368.42 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 368.42.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 368.42: 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 368.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H53.429 Scotoma of blind spot area, unspecified eye
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat paracecal scotoma
  • Bilateral paracecal scotomas
  • L paracecal scotoma
  • Left paracecal scotoma
  • Paracecal scotoma
  • Paracecal scotoma, both eyes
  • R paracecal scotoma
  • Right paracecal scotoma
Applies To
  • Enlarged:
    • angioscotoma
    • blind spot
  • Paracecal scotoma
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 368.42:
  • Angioscotoma, enlarged 368.42
  • Blind
    • spot, enlarged 368.42
  • Enlargement, enlarged - see also Hypertrophy
    • blind spot, visual field 368.42
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • blind spot, visual field 368.42
  • Scotoma (ring) 368.44
    • blind spot area 368.42
    • paracecal 368.42
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