2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H55.81

Deficient saccadic eye movements

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 - Revised Code Billable/Specific Code
  • H55.81 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • ICD-10-CM H55.81 is a revised 2021 ICD-10-CM code that became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H55.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 H55.81 may differ.
The following code(s) above H55.81 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 H55.81:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Deficiency of saccadic eye movements
  • Eye movement disorder, saccadic
  • Saccadic eye movements
Clinical Information
  • An abrupt voluntary shift in ocular fixation from one point to another, as occurs in reading.
  • The series of involuntary, abrupt, rapid, small movements or jerks of both eyes simultaneously in changing the point of fixation.
ICD-10-CM H55.81 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 123 Neurological eye disorders

Convert H55.81 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): Revised code
    • New description: Deficient saccadic eye movements
    • 2020 description: Saccadic eye movements

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H55.81:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H55.81
H54.8 Legal blindness, as defined in USA
H55 Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements
H55.0 Nystagmus
H55.00 Unspecified nystagmus
H55.01 Congenital nystagmus
H55.02 Latent nystagmus
H55.03 Visual deprivation nystagmus
H55.04 Dissociated nystagmus
H55.09 Other forms of nystagmus
H55.8 Other irregular eye movements
H55.81 Deficient saccadic eye movements
H55.82 Deficient smooth pursuit eye movements
H55.89 Other irregular eye movements
H57 Other disorders of eye and adnexa
H57.0 Anomalies of pupillary function
H57.00 Unspecified anomaly of pupillary function
H57.01 Argyll Robertson pupil, atypical
H57.02 Anisocoria
H57.03 Miosis
H57.04 Mydriasis
H57.05 Tonic pupil

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