Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 379.31
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 379.31 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 379.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Aphakia (absence of lens of eye)
  • Aphakia, both eyes
  • Bilat aphakia
  • Bilateral aphakia
  • L aphakia
  • Left aphakia
  • R aphakia
  • Right aphakia
Clinical Information
  • Absence of crystalline lens totally or partially from field of vision, from any cause except after cataract extraction. Aphakia is mainly congenital or as result of lens dislocation and subluxation
379.31 Excludes
  • cataract extraction status (V45.61)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 379.31 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM H27.03 Aphakia, bilateral
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 379.31:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • lens (congenital) 743.35
      • acquired 379.31
  • Aphakia (acquired) (bilateral) (postoperative) (unilateral) 379.31
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 379.31 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 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.