2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H05.01

Cellulitis of orbit

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H05.01 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM H05.01 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H05.01 - other international versions of ICD-10 H05.01 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Abscess of orbit
The following code(s) above H05.01 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 H05.01:
  • H00-H59
    2022 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
  • H00-H05
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H05

    Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit

    Type 2 Excludes
    Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit
  • H05
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H05

    Disorders of orbit

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital malformation of orbit (Q10.7)
    Disorders of orbit
Clinical Information
  • An acute bacterial infectious process that affects the tissues surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, the eyebrow, and the cheek tissues. It is usually caused by haemophilus influenza, staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus pneumoniae, and beta-hemolytic streptococci. Signs and symptoms include swelling and pain of the eyelids, pain in the eye, painful eye movements, decreased vision, and fever. It is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.
  • Inflammation of the loose connective tissues around the orbit, bony structure around the eyeball. It is characterized by pain; edema of the conjunctiva; swelling of the eyelids; exophthalmos; limited eye movement; and loss of vision.
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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to H05.01:
  • Type 2 Excludes: L03.211
    , L03.211
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.211

    Cellulitis of face

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abscess of orbit (H05.01-)
    • cellulitis of ear (H60.1-)
    • cellulitis of eyelid (H00.0-)
    • cellulitis of head (L03.81)
    • cellulitis of lacrimal apparatus (H04.3)
    • cellulitis of lip (K13.0)
    • cellulitis of mouth (K12.2)
    • cellulitis of nose (internal) (J34.0)
    • cellulitis of orbit (H05.01-)
    • cellulitis of scalp (L03.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.211

    Cellulitis of face

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abscess of orbit (H05.01-)
    • cellulitis of ear (H60.1-)
    • cellulitis of eyelid (H00.0-)
    • cellulitis of head (L03.81)
    • cellulitis of lacrimal apparatus (H04.3)
    • cellulitis of lip (K13.0)
    • cellulitis of mouth (K12.2)
    • cellulitis of nose (internal) (J34.0)
    • cellulitis of orbit (H05.01-)
    • cellulitis of scalp (L03.81)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H05.01:
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) L03.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.90

    Cellulitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    • orbit, orbital H05.01-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H05.01
H04.81 Granuloma of lacrimal passages
H04.811 Granuloma of right lacrimal passage
H04.812 Granuloma of left lacrimal passage
H04.813 Granuloma of bilateral lacrimal passages
H04.819 Granuloma of unspecified lacrimal passage
H04.89 Other disorders of lacrimal system
H04.9 Disorder of lacrimal system, unspecified
H05 Disorders of orbit
H05.0 Acute inflammation of orbit
H05.00 Unspecified acute inflammation of orbit
H05.01 Cellulitis of orbit
H05.011 Cellulitis of right orbit
H05.012 Cellulitis of left orbit
H05.013 Cellulitis of bilateral orbits
H05.019 Cellulitis of unspecified orbit
H05.02 Osteomyelitis of orbit
H05.021 Osteomyelitis of right orbit
H05.022 Osteomyelitis of left orbit
H05.023 Osteomyelitis of bilateral orbits
H05.029 Osteomyelitis of unspecified orbit
H05.03 Periostitis of orbit

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