Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 368.44
Other localized visual field defect
  • Short description: Visual field defect NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 368.44 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 368.44 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 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 368.44.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 368.44: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 368.44 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H53.459 Other localized visual field defect, unspecified eye
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abnormal peripheral vision
  • Absolute scotoma
  • Concentric visual field constriction
  • Decreased peripheral vision
  • Local peripheral scotoma
  • Nasal step visual field defect
  • Peripheral ring scotoma
  • Peripheral scotoma
  • Peripheral visual field defect
  • Physiologic scotoma
  • Quadrantic scotoma
  • Relative scotoma
  • Ring scotoma
  • Scotoma
  • Seeing blob in vision
  • Sees colors in visual field
  • Visual field scotoma
Applies To
  • Scotoma:
    • NOS
    • ring
  • Visual field defect:
    • nasal step
    • peripheral
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 368.44:
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