2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H50.10

Unspecified exotropia

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • H50.10 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM H50.10 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H50.10 - other international versions of ICD-10 H50.10 may differ.
The following code(s) above H50.10 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to H50.10:
  • H00-H59
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the eye condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the eye condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • diabetes mellitus related eye conditions (E09.3-, E10.3-, E11.3-, E13.3-)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury (trauma) of eye and orbit (S05.-)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • syphilis related eye disorders (A50.01, A50.3-, A51.43, A52.71)
    Diseases of the eye and adnexa
  • H49-H52
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range H49-H52

    Disorders of ocular muscles, binocular movement, accommodation and refraction

    Type 2 Excludes
    • nystagmus and other irregular eye movements (H55)
    Disorders of ocular muscles, binocular movement, accommodation and refraction
  • H50.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H50.1

    Exotropia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Divergent concomitant strabismus
    Type 1 Excludes
    Exotropia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral congenital exotropia
  • Bilateral consecutive exotropia
  • Bilateral exotropia
  • Congenital exotropia
  • Consecutive exopropia
  • Consecutive exotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Left congenital exotropia
  • Left consecutive exotropia
  • Left exotropia
  • Left sensory deprivation exotropia
  • Left sensory deprivation exotropia (eye condition)
  • Right congenital exotropia
  • Right consecutive exotropia
  • Right exotropia
  • Right sensory deprivation exotropia
  • Right sensory deprivation exotropia (eye condition)
  • Sensory deprivation exotropia
  • Sensory exotropia
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.
ICD-10-CM H50.10 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H50.10 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H50.10:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H50.10
H50.031 …… right eye
H50.032 …… left eye
H50.04 Monocular esotropia with other noncomitancies
H50.041 …… right eye
H50.042 …… left eye
H50.05 Alternating esotropia
H50.06 Alternating esotropia with A pattern
H50.07 Alternating esotropia with V pattern
H50.08 Alternating esotropia with other noncomitancies
H50.1 Exotropia
H50.10 Unspecified exotropia
H50.11 Monocular exotropia
H50.111 …… right eye
H50.112 …… left eye
H50.12 Monocular exotropia with A pattern
H50.121 …… right eye
H50.122 …… left eye
H50.13 Monocular exotropia with V pattern
H50.131 …… right eye
H50.132 …… left eye
H50.14 Monocular exotropia with other noncomitancies

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.