Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 368.5
Color vision deficiencies
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 6 ICD-9-CM codes below 368.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Most of us see our world in color. We enjoy looking at a lush green lawn or a red rose in full bloom. If you have a color vision defect, you may see these colors differently than most people. There are three main kinds of color vision defects. Red-green color vision defects are the most common. This type occurs in men more than in women. The other major types are blue-yellow color vision defects and a complete absence of color vision.most of the time, color blindness is genetic. There is no treatment, but most people adjust and the condition doesn't limit their activities.
  • Partial or total inability to distinguish one or more chromatic colors.
  • The absence of or defect in the perception of colors.
Applies To
  • Color blindness
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