ICD-10-CM Code H50.01
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code H50.01 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of H50.01 that describes the diagnosis 'monocular esotropia' in more detail.
- H50.01 Monocular esotropia NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H500 is used to code Esotropia
Esotropia (from Greek eso meaning "inward" and trope meaning "a turning"), is a form of strabismus, or "squint," in which one or both eyes turns inward. The condition can be constantly present, or occur intermittently, and can give the affected individual a "cross-eyed" appearance. Esotropia is sometimes erroneously called “lazy eye,” which describes the condition of amblyopia—a reduction in vision of one or both eyes that is not the result of any pathology of the eye and cannot be resolved by the use of corrective lenses. Amblyopia can, however, arise as a result of esotropia occurring in childhood: In order to relieve symptoms of diplopia or double vision, the child's brain will ignore or “suppress” the image from the esotropic eye, which when allowed to continue untreated will lead to the development of amblyopia. Treatment options for esotropia include glasses to correct refractive errors (see accommodative esotropia below), the use of prisms and/or orthoptic exercises and/or eye muscle surgery.
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ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H50.01 - Monocular esotropia'
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