2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S05.9

Unspecified injury of eye and orbit

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S05.9 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S05.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S05.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 S05.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Injury of eye NOS
The following code(s) above S05.9 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 S05.9:
  • S00-T88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • S00-S09
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S00-S09

    Injuries to the head

    Code Also
    • for any associated infection
    Includes
    • injuries of ear
    • injuries of eye
    • injuries of face [any part]
    • injuries of gum
    • injuries of jaw
    • injuries of oral cavity
    • injuries of palate
    • injuries of periocular area
    • injuries of scalp
    • injuries of temporomandibular joint area
    • injuries of tongue
    • injuries of tooth
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in ear (T16)
    • effects of foreign body in larynx (T17.3)
    • effects of foreign body in mouth NOS (T18.0)
    • effects of foreign body in nose (T17.0-T17.1)
    • effects of foreign body in pharynx (T17.2)
    • effects of foreign body on external eye (T15.-)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the head
  • S05
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S05

    Injury of eye and orbit

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • open wound of eye and orbit
    Type 2 Excludes
    Injury of eye and orbit
Clinical Information
  • Damage or trauma inflicted to the eye by external means including both surface injuries and intraocular injuries.
  • Damage or trauma inflicted to the eye by external means. The concept includes both surface injuries and intraocular injuries.
  • Damage to the eye.
  • The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable. If you play sports or work in certain jobs, you may need protection.the most common type of injury happens when something irritates the outer surface of your eye. Certain jobs such as industrial jobs or hobbies such as carpentry make this type of injury more likely. It's also more likely if you wear contact lenses.chemicals or heat can burn your eyes. With chemicals, the pain may cause you to close your eyes. This traps the irritant next to the eye and may cause more damage. You should wash out your eye right away while you wait for medical help.
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S05.9:
  • Blindness (acquired) (congenital) (both eyes) H54.0X-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H54.0X-

    Blindness, both eyes, different category levels

      2018 - New Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • due to injury (current episode) S05.9-
    • traumatic S05.9- (current episode)
  • Injury T14.90
    - see also specified injury type
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.90

    Injury, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Injury NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S05.9
S05.8X1D …… subsequent encounter
S05.8X1S …… sequela
S05.8X2 Other injuries of left eye and orbit
S05.8X2A …… initial encounter
S05.8X2D …… subsequent encounter
S05.8X2S …… sequela
S05.8X9 Other injuries of unspecified eye and orbit
S05.8X9A …… initial encounter
S05.8X9D …… subsequent encounter
S05.8X9S …… sequela
S05.9 Unspecified injury of eye and orbit
S05.90 Unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orbit
S05.90XA …… initial encounter
S05.90XD …… subsequent encounter
S05.90XS …… sequela
S05.91 Unspecified injury of right eye and orbit
S05.91XA …… initial encounter
S05.91XD …… subsequent encounter
S05.91XS …… sequela
S05.92 Unspecified injury of left eye and orbit
S05.92XA …… initial encounter

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