ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 379.59

Irregular eye mvmnts NEC

Diagnosis Code 379.59

ICD-9: 379.59
Short Description: Irregular eye mvmnts NEC
Long Description: Other irregularities of eye movements
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 379.59

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the sense organs
    • Disorders of the eye and adnexa (360-379)
      • 379 Other disorders of eye

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abnormal lateral conjugate gaze
  • Abnormal spontaneous eye movements
  • Abnormal vertical conjugate gaze
  • Body movements associated with eye movement
  • Cogwheel eye movements
  • Convergence manifest squint,diverge intersection of vis axes
  • Convergent microtropia
  • Divergent microtropia
  • Downdrift of eyes
  • Downward conjugate gaze
  • Drift on horizontal movement of eyes
  • Hemi-seesaw nystagmus
  • Inappropriate saccades
  • Irregular eye movements
  • Limited ocular motility
  • Macrosaccadic oscillations
  • Macrosquare-wave jerks of eye
  • Monocular movements in coma
  • Neurologic disorder of eye movements
  • Ocular bobbing
  • Ocular dipping
  • Ocular dysmetria
  • Ocular flutter
  • Opsoclonia
  • Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome
  • Ping-pong gaze
  • Repeated rapid eye movement sleep interruptions
  • Reverse ocular bobbing
  • Reverse ocular dipping
  • Spontaneous eye movements associated with monocular visual loss
  • Staring
  • Superior oblique click on eye movement
  • Unilateral ocular fixation
  • Updrift of eyes
  • Vergence on vertical movement of eyes
  • Vertical doll's head reflex absent
  • Vestibulo-ocular input on whole body rotation
  • Vestibulo-ocular reflex absent

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Glaucoma - a disorder caused by damage to the optic nerve
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Anisocoria
  • Chemosis
  • Choroidal dystrophies
  • Coloboma of the iris
  • Epicanthal folds
  • Episcleritis
  • Eye and orbit ultrasound
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge
  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fluorescein eye stain
  • Heterochromia
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Optic glioma
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Optic neuritis
  • Orbit CT scan
  • Orbital pseudotumor
  • Palpebral slant - eye
  • Photophobia
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Pupil - white spots
  • Scleritis
  • Slit-lamp exam
  • Standard ophthalmic exam
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Uveitis
  • Watery eyes

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