ICD-10-CM Code H02.12

Mechanical ectropion of eyelid

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H02.12 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of mechanical ectropion of eyelid. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H02.12
Short Description:Mechanical ectropion of eyelid
Long Description:Mechanical ectropion of eyelid

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • H02.121 - Mechanical ectropion of right upper eyelid
  • H02.122 - Mechanical ectropion of right lower eyelid
  • H02.123 - Mechanical ectropion of right eye, unspecified eyelid
  • H02.124 - Mechanical ectropion of left upper eyelid
  • H02.125 - Mechanical ectropion of left lower eyelid
  • H02.126 - Mechanical ectropion of left eye, unspecified eyelid
  • H02.129 - Mechanical ectropion of unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit (H00-H05)
      • Other disorders of eyelid (H02)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Eyelid Disorders

Your eyelids help protect your eyes. When you blink, your eyelids spread moisture over your eyes. Blinking also helps move dirt or other particles off the surface of the eye. You close your eyelids when you see something coming toward your eyes. This can help protect against injuries.

Like most other parts of your body, your eyelids can get infected, inflamed, or even develop cancer. There are also specific eyelid problems, including

  • Eyelids that turn in or out
  • Eyelids that droop
  • Abnormal blinking or twitching

Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.

  • Blepharitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chalazion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ectropion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Entropion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eyelid bump (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eyelid drooping (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eyelid lift (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eyelid twitch (Medical Encyclopedia)

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