ICD-10-CM Code H50.34
Intermittent alternating exotropia
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H50.34 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of intermittent alternating exotropia. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code H503 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.
|ICD 9 Code:||378.0|
- DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye with MCC.
- DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Intermittent alternating exotropia (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H50.34 - Intermittent alternating exotropia'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 378.24 was previously used, H50.34 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.