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ICD-10-CM Code H53.72
Impaired contrast sensitivity

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Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

H53.72 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of impaired contrast sensitivity. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code H53 is used to code Macropsia

Macropsia (also known as megalopia) is a neurological condition affecting human visual perception, in which objects within an affected section of the visual field appear larger than normal, causing the person to feel smaller than they actually are. Macropsia, along with its opposite condition, micropsia, can be categorized under dysmetropsia. Macropsia is related to other conditions dealing with visual perception, such as aniseikonia and Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS, also known as Todd’s syndrome). Macropsia has a wide range of causes, from prescription and illicit drugs, to migraines and (rarely) complex partial epilepsy, and to different retinal conditions, such as epiretinal membrane. Physiologically, retinal macropsia results from the compression of cones in the eye. It is the compression of receptor distribution that results in greater stimulation and thus a larger perceived image of an object.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Code: D014786
ICD 9 Code: 368.14
Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye with MCC.
  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H53.72 - Impaired contrast sensitivity'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H53.72. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Other specified visual disturbances (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code H53.72 and a single ICD9 code, 368.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: H53.7 - Vision sensitivity deficiencies

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