H54.6: Moderate visual impairment, monocular

You cannot see very much with one eye.

To be able to see, light needs to fall into our eye. The light falls through the eye to a layer inside the eye. From there, the optic nerve routes the information on to the brain. The brain converts these impressions to images.

There are different reasons why one can no longer see, or see properly. The eye, the optic nerve or the brain may be damaged. This type of damage may occur due to other disorders or injuries, for example.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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