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ICD-10 code: H50

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Understanding Other Strabismus

Strabismus is a condition where the eyes do not align properly. This can result in a lack of depth perception, double vision, and difficulty with eye movements. While many people are familiar with the most common form of strabismus, known as esotropia or "crossed eyes," there are other types of strabismus that are less well-known.

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of strabismus, it's important to understand the various types of the condition so that you can seek appropriate treatment. Here are some of the less-common forms of strabismus:

  1. Exotropia: This type of strabismus is the opposite of esotropia. Instead of the eyes turning inward, they turn outward. Exotropia can occur intermittently or constantly and can affect one or both eyes.
  2. Hypertropia: Also known as vertical strabismus, hypertropia is when one eye is higher than the other. This can result in double vision and difficulty with depth perception.
  3. Duane Syndrome: This condition is a rare form of strabismus that affects the muscles that control eye movement. People with Duane syndrome have limited ability to move their affected eye outward, and may turn their head to compensate.
  4. Brown Syndrome: Brown syndrome is another rare form of strabismus that affects the muscles that control eye movement. People with Brown syndrome have difficulty moving their affected eye upward, and may experience double vision or a droopy eyelid.

If you suspect that you or a loved one may have strabismus, it's important to consult with an eye doctor. Treatment options vary depending on the type and severity of the condition, but may include vision therapy, eye patches, corrective lenses, or surgery.

With proper treatment, people with strabismus can often achieve improved eye alignment, better depth perception, and a reduction in symptoms like double vision. Don't hesitate to seek help if you suspect that you or someone you know may be experiencing strabismus.

Diagnosis Codes for Other strabismus | H50

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