2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 377.30
Optic neuritis, unspecified
- Short description: Optic neuritis NOS.
- ICD-9-CM 377.30 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 377.30 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- Inflammation of the second cranial nerve or optic nerve; commonly associated conditions include autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, infections, and granulomatous diseases.
- What: optic neuritis. Optic neuritis: the inflammation, degeneration, or demyelination of the optic nerve. Why: optic neuritis may be present in patients with sarcoidosis or reiter's syndrome (rarely). How: clinically, patients with optic neuritis present with sudden loss of central vision and pain on moving the eye. Opthalmoscopically there may be hyperemia of the optic disc and distention of the large retinal veins. At later stages the disk margins are blurred and may be slightly elevated simulating papilledema. Refs: vaugn, d and asbury, t: general ophthamology, 8th edition, 1977.
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts directly to:
- 2014 ICD-10-CM H46.9 Unspecified optic neuritis