Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 377.21
Drusen of optic disc
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 377.21 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 377.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat optic disc drusen
  • Bilateral drusen of optic discs
  • L optic disc drusen
  • Left drusen of optic disc
  • Left optic disc drusen
  • Optic disc drusen
  • Optic disc drusen, both eyes
  • R optic disc drusen
  • Right drusen of optic disc
  • Right optic disc drusen
Clinical Information
  • Optic disk bodies composed primarily of acid mucopolysaccharides that may produce pseudopapilledema (elevation of the optic disk without associated intracranial hypertension) and visual field deficits. Drusen may also occur in the retina (see retinal drusen). (miller et al., clinical neuro-ophthalmology, 4th ed, p355)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 377.21 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H47.329 Drusen of optic disc, unspecified eye
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 377.21:
  • Body, bodies
    • drusen (retina) (see also Drusen) 362.57
      • optic disc 377.21
  • Drusen
    • optic disc or papilla 377.21
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