ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P15.3

Birth injury to eye

Diagnosis Code P15.3

ICD-10: P15.3
Short Description: Birth injury to eye
Long Description: Birth injury to eye
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P15.3

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The code P15.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Birth trauma (P10-P15)
      • Other birth injuries (P15)

Information for Patients


Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breech birth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Caput succedaneum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Premature rupture of membranes (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Eye Injuries

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.

  • Corneal injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye emergencies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hyphema (Medical Encyclopedia)


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