Diagnosis Code

H46 OPTIC NEURITIS


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: H46

Short Description: Optic neuritis

Long Description: Optic neuritis

The code H46 is NOT VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of optic nerve and visual pathways (H46-H47)
      • Optic neuritis (H46)
        • H46 Optic neuritis

Code Version: 2020 ICD-10-CM


References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code H46 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes:
    • ischemic optic neuropathy (H47.01-)
    • neuromyelitis optica [Devic] (G36.0)

Similar Codes

ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
H46.0 Optic papillitis
H46.00 Optic papillitis, unspecified eye
H46.01 Optic papillitis, right eye
H46.02 Optic papillitis, left eye
H46.03 Optic papillitis, bilateral
H46.1 Retrobulbar neuritis
H46.10 Retrobulbar neuritis, unspecified eye
H46.11 Retrobulbar neuritis, right eye
H46.12 Retrobulbar neuritis, left eye
H46.13 Retrobulbar neuritis, bilateral
H46.2 Nutritional optic neuropathy
H46.3 Toxic optic neuropathy
H46.8 Other optic neuritis
H46.9 Unspecified optic neuritis


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