Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 368.8
Other specified visual disturbances
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 368.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 368.8 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: 368.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H53.8 Other visual disturbances
Approximate Synonyms
  • Accommodation phosphene
  • Afterimage
  • Blurred disc margin
  • Blurred vision
  • Blurring of visual image
  • Conjugated visual deviation
  • Curtain across vision
  • Delayed visual maturation
  • Fading of visual image
  • Glare
  • Hazy vision
  • Impaired contrast sensitivity
  • Impaired visual contrast sensitivity
  • Impairment level of vision
  • Increased vision
  • Interference with vision
  • Lower-order aberration of vision
  • Lower-order wavefront aberration
  • Misjudges distances
  • Monofoveal binocular single vision
  • Negative dysphotopsia
  • Optical axis deviation becomes binocular
  • Palinopsia
  • Patterns appear interesting
  • Phosphene
  • Positive dysphotopsia
  • Problem of visual accommodation
  • Quadrafoil wavefront aberration
  • Reduced visual acuity
  • Secondary astigmatism
  • Sees rays
  • Sees sparks
  • Simultaneous perception
  • Staring at diffuse light source
  • Temporal crescent syndrome
  • Unilateral visual field constriction
  • Visual acuity less than .05 or visual field than 10 degrees, but better than 4
  • Visual acuity less than .1 or visual field less than 20 degrees, but better than 3
  • Visual acuity less than .3 , but better than 2
  • Visual acuity perception of light - accurate projection
  • Visual acuity reduced
  • Visual acuity, no light perception
  • Visual image fades and reappears
  • Visual image lingers
Clinical Information
  • Blurred vision is the loss of visual acuity (sharpness of vision) resulting in a loss of ability to see small details. (from medlineplus medical encyclopedia)
Applies To
  • Blurred vision NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 368.8:
  • Blurring, visual 368.8
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
  • Heteropsia 368.8
  • Vision, visual
    • blurred, blurring 368.8
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