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Dx code for disconjugate gaze

  1. Default Dx code for disconjugate gaze
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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.


  2. Default I'll answer myself
    Go the tabular index Mary Jane and start at Deviation- it will send you to 378.xx series

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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

  4. #4
    if you don't know if the dysconjugate gaze is due to muscle vs nerve then the best you can do is 378.9.

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