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Table 8 Coding of presenting distance visual acuity (ICD revised changes to definition of blindness)

From: A needs assessment of people living with diabetes and diabetic retinopathy

0 = Mild or no visual impairment: equal to or better than: 6/18
1 = Moderate visual impairment: worse than: 6/18/Equal to or better than: 6/60
2 = Severe visual impairment: worse than: 6/60/Equal to or better than: 3/60
3 = Blindness: worse than: 3/60/equal to or better than: 1/60
4 = Blindness: worse than: 1/60/equal to or better than light perception
5 = Blindness: no light perception
9 = Undetermined or unspecified