Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 369.9
Unspecified visual loss
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 369.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 369.9 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: 369.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H54.7 Unspecified visual loss
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cortical visual impairment
  • Functional visual loss
  • Visual impairment
Clinical Information
  • Limitation in visual functions
  • Reduced ability to perceive visual stimuli
  • Vision considered to be inferior to normal vision as represented by accepted standards of acuity, field of vision, or motility. Low vision generally refers to visual disorders that are caused by diseases that cannot be corrected by refraction (e.g., macular degeneration; retinitis pigmentosa; diabetic retinopathy, etc.)
  • Visual loss: objective loss of visual acuity during a finite period attributable to an underlying disease
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 369.9:
  • Decrease, decreased
    • vision NEC 369.9
  • Defect, defective 759.9
    • vision NEC 369.9
  • Diminished
    • vision NEC 369.9
  • Impaired, impairment (function)
  • Loss
    • vision, visual (see also Blindness) 369.9
  • Low
  • Poor
    • vision NEC 369.9
  • Vision, visual
    • defect, defective (see also Impaired, vision) 369.9
    • loss 369.9
      • both eyes (see also Blindness, both eyes) 369.3
      • complete (see also Blindness, both eyes) 369.00
      • one eye 369.8
      • sudden 368.16
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