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ICD-10-CM Code H54.40
Blindness, one eye, unspecified eye

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

H54.40 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of blindness, one eye, unspecified eye. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code H544 is used to code Visual impairment

Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses. Some also include those who have a decreased ability to see because they do not have access to glasses or contact lenses. Visual impairment is often defined as a best corrected visual acuity of worse than either 20/40 or 20/60. The term blindness is used for complete or nearly complete vision loss. Visual impairment may cause people difficulties with normal daily activities such as driving, reading, socializing, and walking.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Code: D001766
ICD 9 Code: 369

A white cane, the international symbol of blindness

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.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Blind hypertensive eye (disorder)
  • Lesser eye: total visual impairment, Better eye: normal vision (disorder)
  • Acquired blindness, one eye (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
  • Consider laterality specification
  • This is a manifestation code for use in a secondary position

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H54.40 - Blindness, one eye, unspecified eye'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H54.40. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Profound impairment, one eye, impairment level not further specified (approximate match)
One eye: severe vision impairment; other eye: vision not specified (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 H54.40 and a single ICD9 code, 369.71 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: H54.4 - Blindness, one eye

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