Disorders Of The Optic Nerve And The Visual Pathways

H46.11-13 Retrobulbar Neuritis (Acute)

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve. It is a variable condition and can present with any of the following symptoms: acute loss of vision, changes in color vision, pain behind the eye and complete or partial blindness.

H47.11-13; H47.141-143 Papilledema

Papilledema is optic disc swelling that is caused by increased intracranial pressure. The swelling is usually bilateral and can occur over a period of hours to weeks

H47.211-213 Primary Optic Atrophy

Optic atrophy is the final common morphologic endpoint of any disease process that causes axon degeneration in the retinogeniculate pathway.

H47.291-293 Partial Optic Atrophy

Partial optic atrophy is not a diagnosis in itself, but rather a clinical sign of a previous optic nerve condition.

H47.321-323 Optic Nerve Drusen

A condition involving superficial or buried calcium-like globular deposits anterior to the lamina cribrosa of the optic nerve head.

H47.391-393 Crater-like Holes of the Optic Disc

Optic pits are excavations of the optic nerve head.