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ICD-10-CM Code H47.21
Primary optic atrophy

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code H47.21 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H47.21 that describes the diagnosis 'primary optic atrophy' in more detail.


The ICD code H472 is used to code Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy

Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) or Leber optic atrophy is a mitochondrially inherited (transmitted from mother to offspring) degeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and their axons that leads to an acute or subacute loss of central vision; this affects predominantly young adult males. However, LHON is only transmitted through the mother as it is primarily due to mutations in the mitochondrial (not nuclear) genome and only the egg contributes mitochondria to the embryo. LHON is usually due to one of three pathogenic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) point mutations. These mutations are at nucleotide positions 11778 G to A, 3460 G to A and 14484 T to C, respectively in the ND4, ND1 and ND6 subunit genes of complex I of the oxidative phosphorylation chain in mitochondria. Men cannot pass on the disease to their offspring.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Code: D029242
ICD 9 Code: 377.16

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H47.21 - Primary optic atrophy'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H47.21. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: H47.2 - Optic atrophy

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