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ICD-10-CM Code H49.3
Total (external) ophthalmoplegia

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code H49.3 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H49.3 that describes the diagnosis 'total (external) ophthalmoplegia' in more detail.

The ICD code H493 is used to code Ophthalmoparesis

Ophthalmoparesis or ophthalmoplegia refers to weakness (-paresis) or paralysis (-plegia) of one or more extraocular muscles which are responsible for eye movements. It is a physical finding in certain neurologic, ophthalmologic, and endocrine disease.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Codes: D009886, D009886, D009886, D009886, D009886, D009886, D009886
ICD 9 Codes: 367.52, 376.22, 378.55, 378.56, 378.72, 378.86, 378.9

Neuro-ophthalmologic examination showing ophthalmoplegia affecting the left eye in a patient with Tolosa-Hunt syndrome. The central image represents forward gaze, and each image around it represents gaze in that direction (for example, in the upper left image, the patient looks up and right; the left eye is unable to accomplish this.

Source: Wikipedia

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H49.3 - Total (external) ophthalmoplegia'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H49.3. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: H49 - Paralytic strabismus

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