Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 377.75
Cortical blindness
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 377.75 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 377.75 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cortical blindness from left side of brain
  • Cortical blindness from right side of brain
  • Cortical blindness, L brain
  • Cortical blindness, left brain
  • Cortical blindness, R brain
  • Cortical blindness, right brain
Clinical Information
  • Total loss of vision in all or part of the visual field due to bilateral occipital lobe (i.e., visual cortex) damage or dysfunction. Anton syndrome is characterized by the psychic denial of true, organic cortical blindness. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p460)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 377.75 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H47.619 Cortical blindness, unspecified side of brain
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 377.75:
  • Blindness (acquired) (congenital) (both eyes) 369.00
    • cortical 377.75
  • Cortical - see also condition
    • blindness 377.75
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