Valid for Submission
H49.00 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of third [oculomotor] nerve palsy, unspecified eye. The code H49.00 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code H49.00 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arthrogryposis with oculomotor limitation and electroretinal anomaly, cranial nerves three, four and six abnormal, cyclic oculomotor paralysis, nothnagel's syndrome, ocular nerve palsy caused by herpes zoster , partial oculomotor nerve palsy, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H49.00 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Arthrogryposis with oculomotor limitation and electroretinal anomaly
- Cranial nerves three, four and six abnormal
- Cyclic oculomotor paralysis
- Nothnagel's syndrome
- Ocular nerve palsy caused by Herpes zoster
- Partial oculomotor nerve palsy
- Superior division third nerve palsy
- Third cranial nerve disease
- Third cranial nerve weakness
- Total oculomotor nerve palsy
Convert H49.00 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H49.00 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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.
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