ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 918.2

Superfic inj conjunctiva

Diagnosis Code 918.2

ICD-9: 918.2
Short Description: Superfic inj conjunctiva
Long Description: Superficial injury of conjunctiva
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 918.2

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 918 Superficial injury of eye and adnexa

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 918.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Injury 959.9
      • conjunctiva 921.1
        • superficial 918.2
      • sclera 921.3
        • superficial 918.2
      • superficial 919
        • conjunctiva 918.2
        • sclera 918.2
        • subconjunctival 918.2

Information for Patients

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
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Eye emergencies
  • Fluorescein eye stain
  • Hyphema
  • Slit-lamp exam

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