Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 378.1
Exotropia
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 378.1 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A form of ocular misalignment where the visual axes diverge inappropriately. For example, medial rectus muscle weakness may produce this condition as the affected eye will deviate laterally upon attempted forward gaze. An exotropia occurs due to the relatively unopposed force exerted on the eye by the lateral rectus muscle, which pulls the eye in an outward direction.
378.1 Excludes
Applies To
  • Divergent concomitant strabismus
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