Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 367.2
Astigmatism
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 367.2 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Optical defect in which refractive power is not uniform in all directions (meridians); light rays entering the eye are bent unequally by different meridians, which prevents formation of a sharp image focus on the retina.
  • Unequal curvature of the refractive surfaces of the eye. Thus a point source of light cannot be brought to a point focus on the retina but is spread over a more or less diffuse area. This results from the radius of curvature in one plane being longer or shorter than the radius at right angles to it. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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