find icd 10 code for corneal abrasion left eye

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Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion without foreign body, left eye, initial encounter. S05.02XA is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM S05.02XA became effective on October 1, 2018.


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What is the prognosis of corneal abrasion?

With proper treatment, symptoms of a mild corneal abrasion almost always improve or disappear totally within 24 to 48 hours. For more severe abrasions, symptoms often last longer. Most corneal abrasions can be prevented, especially those that happen in the workplace or during sports.

How do you diagnose a corneal abrasion?

The symptoms of a corneal abrasion include:

  • Pain in the eye
  • Foreign body sensation (feeling that there is something in your eye)
  • Redness in the eye
  • Increased tear discharge from the eye
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • The blurring of vision in the affected eye
  • Headache

What are the signs of a corneal abrasion?

Signs and symptoms of corneal abrasion include:

  • Pain
  • A gritty feeling in the eye
  • Tearing
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to the light
  • Headache

How to treat a corneal abrasion?

Use the following pointers to avoid making the injury worse:

  • Don't try to remove an object that is embedded in your eyeball or makes it difficult to close your eye.
  • Don't rub your eye after an injury.
  • Don't touch your eyeball with cotton swabs, tweezers or other instruments.
  • If you use contact lenses, don't wear them while your eye is healing.


What is the ICD-10 code for corneal abrasion right eye?

ICD-10-CM Code for Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion without foreign body, right eye, initial encounter S05. 01XA.

How do you bill a corneal abrasion?

When coding with CPT for a corneal abrasion, you will have an office visit to code; in this case either a 920X2 or a 992XX code could be appropriate to use for describing your professional services in examining the patient, determining the primary diagnosis and developing a treatment plan.

What is the ICD-10 code for abrasion?

Abrasion, unspecified lower leg, initial encounter S80. 819A is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM S80. 819A became effective on October 1, 2021.

What does corneal abrasion mean?

•A trauma or tear to the delicate tissue on the outermost layer of the eye. •Symptoms include redness, sensitivity to light, and the sensation that something is in the eye. •Treatments include antibiotic eye drops or ointment and keeping the eye closed to heal. •Involves Ophthalmology.

What is ICD-10 code for eye irritation?

H53. 141 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM H53.

How do you bill for corneal abrasion and bandage contact lenses?

The CPT code for this is 92070 (Fitting of contact lens for treatment of disease, including supply of lens). Note that "lens" is singular; Medicare's physician fee schedule defines this service as unilateral and indicates that it reimburses 100% of the allowed amount for each eye.

What is the ICD-10 code for ecchymosis?

ICD-10-CM Code for Spontaneous ecchymoses R23. 3.

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What is the ICD-10 code for multiple contusions?

2015/16 ICD-10-CM T14. 8 Other injury of unspecified body region.

What is the difference between a corneal ulcer and an abrasion?

A corneal abrasion is a scrape of the top layer, the epithelium, but does not go through Bowman's layer underneath this. A corneal ulcer is an open sore/erosion (from inflammation or infection) that goes through Bowman's layer into the deeper layers of the cornea.

What is the cornea of the eye?

The transparent part of the eye that covers the iris and the pupil and allows light to enter the inside. Anatomy of the eye, showing the outside and inside of the eye including the eyelid, pupil, sclera, iris, cornea, lens, ciliary body, retina, choroid, vitreous humor, and optic nerve.

How do you know if you have a corneal abrasion?

Scratched cornea symptoms might include significant discomfort, red eyes, tearing, blurry vision and sensitivity to light. Anything that makes contact with the surface of the eye can cause a corneal abrasion.

Code for Laterality

Except for dystrophies, corneal ICD-10 codes have a digit for laterality:

Some Commonly Used Codes

In these examples, report laterality by replacing the dash with a 1, 2, or 3.


ICD-10’s section for hereditary corneal dystrophies lists 7 conditions. Each has only 1 code; no laterality is needed.

Excludes1 Notes

Excludes1 Notes flag conditions that can’t be billed in the same eye at the same patient encounter. For example, M35.01 Sjögren’s syndrome isn’t payable with H16.22 Keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Similarly, H1.21 Acute toxic conjunctivitis is not payable with T26- Burn and corrosion confined to eye and adnexa.

Injury and Trauma

T15.0- Corneal foreign body, T15.1- Conjunctival foreign body, and T26.1- Burn of cornea and conjunctival sac must be submitted as 7-character codes, with the final character being an A (if an initial encounter), D (subsequent encounter), or S (sequela).

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A cornea ICD-10 reference guide, along with guides for other subspecialties, can be found at Thanks to David B. Glasser, MD, for his contribution to this resource.