Billable Medical Code for Other Specified Visual Disturbances
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 368.8
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 368.8.
The Short Description Is: Visual disturbances NEC.
Blurred vision is also known as accommodation phosphene, afterimage, blurred disc margin, blurred vision, blurring of visual image, conjugated visual deviation, curtain across vision, delayed visual maturation, fading of visual image, glare, hazy vision, impaired contrast sensitivity, impaired visual contrast sensitivity, impairment level of vision, increased vision, interference with vision, lower-order aberration of vision, lower-order wavefront aberration, misjudges distances, monofoveal binocular single vision, negative dysphotopsia, optical axis deviation become binocular, palinopsia, patterns appear interesting, phosphene, positive dysphotopsia, problem of visual accommodation, quadrafoil wavefront aberration, reduced visual acuity, secondary astigmatism, sees rays, sees sparks, simultaneous perception, staring at diffuse light source, temporal crescent syndrome, unilateral visual field constriction, visual acuity less than .05 or visual field than 10 degrees but better than 4, visual acuity less than .1 or visual field less than 20 degrees, but better than 3, visual acuity less than .3 but better than 2, visual acuity perception of light- accurate projection, visual acuity reduced, visual acuity no light perception, visual images fades and reappears, and visual image lingers. This applies to blurred vision NOS.
Blurred Vision Definition and Symptoms
Blurred vision is when a persons vision becomes less sharp than usual and they become unable to see fine details. Some of the most common causes of blurred vision are refractive eye conditions, myopia, migraines, cataracts, and dirty or damaged contact lenses. Symptoms that can be associated with blurred vision include sensitivity to light, tunnel vision, bloodshot eyes, itchy eyes, loss of central vision, discharge from the eye, eye pain, spots in vision, and loss of peripheral vision.