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Is there an ICD-9 code for eye blinking?

Lori Posted Wed 30th of January, 2013 14:40:52 PM

Hello,

We were wondering if there is an ICD-9 code for eye blinking. We had a mom who was concerned that her 2 year old was eye blinking excessively. Please let us know when you have any information.

Thanks!

SuperCoder Answered Wed 30th of January, 2013 18:15:42 PM

Hi,

You can choose 374.45 for this.

Lori Posted Mon 04th of February, 2013 14:47:28 PM

Hello again,

Is there another diagnosis code for just eye blinking? The patient is experiencing more of a temporary tic than a permanent problem. Is there a code for this?

Thanks again for your input..

SuperCoder Answered Mon 04th of February, 2013 15:11:00 PM

The ICD code(s) can be selected based on the documentation of underlying causes of Eye blinking from the from the report.

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Eye blinking symptoms. There are likely to be other possible causes.

Some major causes of excessive blinking:
Dry eyes
Eye foreign body
Lens infection
Eyelid spasms (see Eyelid twitch)

Some causes of eyelid spasms:
Nervous system disorder
Parkinson's disease
Stroke
Anxiety

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