ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 378.81

Palsy of conjugate gaze

Diagnosis Code 378.81

ICD-9: 378.81
Short Description: Palsy of conjugate gaze
Long Description: Palsy of conjugate gaze
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 378.81

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 Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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