Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 950.9
Injury to unspecified optic nerve and pathways
  • Short description: Inj optic nerv/path NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 950.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 950.9 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 950.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 950.9: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 950.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S04.019A Injury of optic nerve, unspecified eye, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Injury of left optic tract
  • Injury of optic tract
  • Injury of right optic tract
  • Injury to optic tract
  • Optic tract injury
  • Optic tract injury, left eye affected
  • Optic tract injury, right eye affected
Applies To
  • Traumatic blindness NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 950.9:
  • Blindness (acquired) (congenital) (both eyes) 369.00
    • concussion 950.9
    • due to
      • injury NEC 950.9
      • refractive error - see Error, refractive
    • traumatic NEC 950.9
  • Injury 959.9
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