AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Amblyopia

A new subcategory, H53.04, Amblyopia suspect, has been created for codes H53.041, Amblyopia suspect, right eye, H53.042, Amblyopia suspect, left eye, H53.043, Amblyopia suspect, bilateral, and H53.049, Amblyopia suspect, unspecified eye. Amblyopia (lazy eye), the decreased vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal vision development during childhood, occurs when the brain and the eye do not work together properly (strabismus) or when there is nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism (unequal vision between the eyes) or when there is a congenital cataract, drooping eyelid, or similar condition that covers the lens of the eye. When...

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