ICD-9-CM 379.46 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 379.46 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Bilat tonic pupil
Bilateral tonic pupillary reaction
L tonic pupil
Left tonic pupil
Left tonic pupillary reaction
R tonic pupil
Right tonic pupil
Right tonic pupillary reaction
Tonic pupil, both eyes
A pupillary abnormality characterized by a poor pupillary light reaction, reduced accommodation, iris sector palsies, an enhanced pupillary response to near effort that results in a prolonged, "tonic" constriction, and slow pupillary redilation. This condition is associated with injury to the postganglionic parasympathetic innervation to the pupil. (from miller et al., clinical neuro-ophthalmology, 4th ed, pp492-500)
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 379.46 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.