Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 369.3
Unqualified visual loss, both eyes
  • Short description: Blindness NOS, both eyes.
  • ICD-9-CM 369.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 369.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 369.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 369.3: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat visual impairment
  • Bilateral visual impairment
  • Blind or low vision - both eyes
  • Unqualified visual loss, bilat
  • Unqualified visual loss, bilateral
  • Visual impairment, both eyes
  • Visual testing abnormal
369.3 Excludes
  • blindness NOS:
    • legal [U.S.A. definition] (369.4)
    • WHO definition (369.00)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 369.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H54.3 Unqualified visual loss, both eyes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 369.3:
  • Impaired, impairment (function)
  • Loss
    • vision, visual (see also Blindness) 369.9
      • both eyes (see also Blindness, both eyes) 369.3
      • complete (see also Blindness, both eyes) 369.00
      • one eye 369.8
      • sudden 368.11
      • transient 368.12
  • Vision, visual
    • loss 369.9
      • both eyes (see also Blindness, both eyes) 369.3
      • complete (see also Blindness, both eyes) 369.00
      • one eye 369.8
      • sudden 368.16
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