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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0155020

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Blindness and low vision

External Source Codes:  (none)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
CODE_FIRST any associated underlying cause of the blindness ICD10CM
EXCLUDES1 amaurosis fugax (G45.3) ICD10CM
ICN Note: Visual impairment refers to a functional limitation of the eye (e.g., limited visual acuity or visual field). It should be distinguished from visual disability, indicating a limitation of the abilities of the individual (e.g., limited reading skills, vocational skills), and from visual handicap, indicating a limitation of personal and socioeconomic independence (e.g., limited mobility, limited employability). The levels of impairment defined in the table after 369.9are based on the recommendations of the WHO Study Group on Prevention of Blindness (Geneva, November 6-10, 1972; WHO Technical Report Series 518), and of the International Council of Ophthalmology (1976). Note that definitions of blindness vary in different settings. For international reporting, WHO defines blindness as profound impairment. This definition can be applied to blindness of one eye (369.1, 369.6) and to blindness of the individual (369.0). For determination of benefits in the U.S.A., the definition of legal blindness as severe impairment is often used. This definition applies to blindness of the individual only. ICD9CM
ORDER_NO 09674 ICD10CM
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 11.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 11.1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 12.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 11.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 11.1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 12.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS A MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
SOS Excludes: correctable impaired vision due to refractive errors (367.0-367.9) ICD9CM

Additional Concept Data:  (none)

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