Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 368.15
Other visual distortions and entoptic phenomena
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 368.15 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 368.15 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 368.15 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H53.19 Other subjective visual disturbances
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat vitreous flashes
  • Bilateral vitreous flashes
  • Dysphotopsia
  • Entoptic phenomenon
  • LASIK complication ,visual distortion or entoptic phenomena
  • LASIK complication ,visual distortion or floaters
  • Left vitreous flashes
  • Left vitreous flashes (eye condition)
  • Multiple visual images
  • Patterns appear intricately detailed
  • Photopsia
  • Photopsia (light flashes)
  • Refractive diplopia
  • Refractive polyopia
  • Right vitreous flashes
  • Right vitreous flashes (eye condition)
  • Sees haloes around objects
  • Sees lights in visual field
  • Sound-induced photism
  • Visual distortion or entoptic phenomena complicating LASIK
  • Visual disturbance, multiple images
  • Visual halos
  • Vitreous flashes
  • Vitreous flashes (eye condition)
  • Vitreous flashes, both eyes
Clinical Information
  • Hazy ring around bright lights seen by some patients with refractive error or optical defects, e.g. Cataracts, or corneal swelling
Applies To
  • Photopsia
  • Refractive:
    • diplopia
    • polyopia
  • Visual halos
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 368.15:
  • Diplopia 368.2
    • refractive 368.15
  • Distortion (congenital)
    • visual NEC 368.15
  • Halo, visual 368.15
  • Photopsia 368.15
  • Polyopia 368.2
    • refractive 368.15
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