ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H51.0

Palsy (spasm) of conjugate gaze

Diagnosis Code H51.0

ICD-10: H51.0
Short Description: Palsy (spasm) of conjugate gaze
Long Description: Palsy (spasm) of conjugate gaze
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H51.0

Valid for Submission
The code H51.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H51.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Dissociated gaze palsy
  • Horizontal dissociated gaze palsy
  • Horizontal gaze palsy
  • Horizontal gaze palsy with progressive scoliosis
  • Horizontal spasm of gaze
  • Palsy of conjugate gaze
  • Parinaud's syndrome
  • Pontine one and a half syndrome
  • Spasm of conjugate gaze
  • Supranuclear gaze palsy
  • Supranuclear paralysis
  • Vertical 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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cranial mononeuropathy VI (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye muscle repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nystagmus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Strabismus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Supranuclear ophthalmoplegia (Medical Encyclopedia)

[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code H51
Next Code
H51.1 Next Code