Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 368.13
Visual discomfort
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 368.13 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 368.13 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat visual discomfort
  • Eye strain
  • L visual discomfort
  • Left visual discomfort
  • Photophobia
  • R visual discomfort
  • Right visual discomfort
  • Visual discomfort of both eyes
  • Visual discomfort of left eye
  • Visual discomfort of right eye
  • Visual discomfort, both eyes
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which the eyes are more sensitive to light than normal
  • Fear and avoidance of light. It can be the result of anxiety about the eyes, photosensitivity, or photalgia
Applies To
  • Asthenopia
  • Eye strain
  • Photophobia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 368.13 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM H53.149 Visual discomfort, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 368.13:
  • Asthenopia 368.13
  • Discomfort
    • visual 368.13
  • Eyestrain 368.13
  • Photophobia 368.13
  • Strain - see also Sprain, by site
    • eye NEC 368.13
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