Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 368.16
Psychophysical visual disturbances
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Psychophysic visual dist.
  • ICD-9-CM 368.16 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 368.16 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cortical paralysis of fixation syndrome
  • Visual agnosia
  • Visual hallucination
  • Visual hallucinations
Clinical Information
  • A visual agnosia usually due to brain damage and characterized by an inability to recognize familiar faces, and in some cases, one's own face.
  • An inability to recognize or interpret objects by sight.
Applies To
  • Prosopagnosia
  • Visual:
    • agnosia
    • disorientation syndrome
    • hallucinations
    • object agnosia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 368.16 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H53.16 Psychophysical visual disturbances
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R48.3 Visual agnosia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 368.16:
  • Agnosia (body image) (tactile) 784.69
    • visual 368.16
      • object 368.16
      • suspected
  • Balint's syndrome (psychic paralysis of visual fixation) 368.16
  • Blindness (acquired) (congenital) (both eyes) 369.00
    • face 368.16
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
    • vision, visual NEC 368.9
      • psychophysical 368.16
      • specified NEC 368.8
      • subjective 368.10
  • Hallucination (auditory) (gustatory) (olfactory) (tactile) 780.1
    • visual 368.16
  • Holmes' syndrome (visual disorientation) 368.16
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • visual field, psychic 368.16
  • Prosopagnosia 368.16
  • Riddoch's syndrome (visual disorientation) 368.16
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Balint's (psychic paralysis of visual disorientation) 368.16
    • Holmes' (visual disorientation) 368.16
    • Riddoch's (visual disorientation) 368.16
    • visual disorientation 368.16
  • Vision, visual
    • disorientation (syndrome) 368.16
    • hallucinations 368.16
    • halos 368.16
    • 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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