ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H55.81

Saccadic eye movements

Diagnosis Code H55.81

ICD-10: H55.81
Short Description: Saccadic eye movements
Long Description: Saccadic eye movements
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H55.81

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Other disorders of eye and adnexa (H55-H57)
      • Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements (H55)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 379.57 - Saccadic eye movmnt def

  • Abnormal saccadic eye movement
  • Deficiency of saccadic eye movements
  • Hypermetric saccades
  • Hypometric saccades
  • Inappropriate saccades
  • Macrosaccadic oscillations
  • Macrosquare-wave jerks of eye
  • Microflutter of eye
  • Ocular dysmetria
  • Saccadic pulses
  • Slowed saccades
  • Square-wave jerks of eye
  • Square-wave oscillations of eye

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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