Non-specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 369
Blindness and low vision
  • There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 369 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
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Visual impairment refers to a functional limitation of the eye (e.g., limited visual acuity or visual field). It should be distinguished from visual disability, indicating a limitation of the abilities of the individual (e.g., limited reading skills, vocational skills), and from visual handicap, indicating a limitation of personal and socioeconomic independence (e.g., limited mobility, limited employability).
369 Excludes
  • correctable impaired vision due to refractive errors (367.0-367.9)
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