ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 378.33


Diagnosis Code 378.33

ICD-9: 378.33
Short Description: Cyclotropia
Long Description: Cyclotropia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 378.33

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the sense organs
    • Disorders of the eye and adnexa (360-379)
      • 378 Strabismus and other disorders of binocular eye movements

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, eye muscle exercises, and surgery. There is no treatment for some kinds of eye movement disorders, such as most kinds of nystagmus.

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

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Vision Impairment and Blindness

Also called: Low vision

If you have low vision, eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery may not help. Activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do. The leading causes of low vision and blindness in the United States are age-related eye diseases: macular degeneration, cataract and glaucoma. Other eye disorders, eye injuries and birth defects can also cause vision loss.

Whatever the cause, lost vision cannot be restored. It can, however, be managed. A loss of vision means that you may have to reorganize your life and learn new ways of doing things. If you have some vision, visual aids such as special glasses and large print books can make life easier. There are also devices to help those with no vision, like text-reading software and braille books.

The sooner vision loss or eye disease is found and treated, the greater your chances of keeping your remaining vision. You should have regular comprehensive eye exams by an eye care professional.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Blindness and vision loss
  • Home vision tests
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Standard ophthalmic exam
  • Vision - night blindness
  • Vision problems

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