Dx code for disconjugate gaze

mjb5019

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I'm trying to wade my way thru icd 9 index to get to a code for disconjugate gaze

failure of the eyes to turn together in the same direction.

just googling sends me to the 378.8x series.

Any help please.

Mj
 

mjb5019

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I'll answer myself

Go the tabular index Mary Jane and start at Deviation- it will send you to 378.xx series
 

preserene

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Conjugate gaze- means movement of both eyes with the visual axes parallel.
Dys- means impairment

Dysconjugate gaze- failure of the eyes to turn together in the same direction- ie parallel movemnets impaired.- code 378.82 would be appropraite.

378.81- is Palsy- which is paralysis ; this means inability to move - This is not addressing to what we need for DYSCONJUCATE
 
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