Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 379.51
Congenital nystagmus
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 379.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 379.51 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 379.51 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM H55.01 Congenital nystagmus
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital nystagmus (eye condition)
Clinical Information
  • Nystagmus present at birth or caused by lesions sustained in utero or at the time of birth. It is usually pendular, and is associated with albinism and conditions characterized by early loss of central vision. Inheritance patterns may be x-linked, autosomal dominant, or recessive. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p275)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 379.51:
  • Apraxia (classic) (ideational) (ideokinetic) (ideomotor) (motor) 784.69
    • oculomotor, congenital 379.51
  • Cogan's syndrome 370.52
    • congenital oculomotor apraxia 379.51
  • Nystagmus 379.50
    • congenital 379.51
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