ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H51.8

Other specified disorders of binocular movement

Diagnosis Code H51.8

ICD-10: H51.8
Short Description: Other specified disorders of binocular movement
Long Description: Other specified disorders of binocular movement
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H51.8

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of ocular muscles, binocular movement, accommodation and refraction (H49-H52)
      • Other disorders of binocular movement (H51)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Anomaly of divergence
  • Anomaly of vergence system
  • Congenital esotropia
  • Dissociated gaze palsy
  • Dissociated gaze palsy
  • Divergence insufficiency
  • Divergence paralysis
  • Double elevator palsy
  • Dysconjugate gaze
  • Esotropia with dissociated vertical deviation
  • Ocular neuromyotonia
  • Oculogyric crisis
  • Oculomotor apraxia
  • Oculomotor apraxia - Cogan type
  • Postbasic stare
  • Skew deviation
  • Staring
  • Vertical dissociated gaze palsy

Information for Patients

Eye Movement Disorders

When you look at an object, you're using several muscles to move both eyes to focus on it. If you have a problem with the muscles, the eyes don't work properly.

There are many kinds of eye movement disorders. Two common ones are

  • Strabismus - a disorder in which the two eyes don't line up in the same direction. This results in "crossed eyes" or "walleye."
  • Nystagmus - fast, uncontrollable movements of the eyes, sometimes called "dancing eyes"

Some eye movement disorders are present at birth. Others develop over time and may be associated with other problems, such as injuries. Treatments include glasses, patches, eye muscle exercises, and surgery. There is no cure for some kinds of eye movement disorders, such as most kinds of nystagmus.

  • Cranial mononeuropathy III
  • Cranial mononeuropathy VI
  • Eye muscle repair
  • Nystagmus
  • Strabismus
  • Supranuclear ophthalmoplegia

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