2021 ICD-10-CM Code H02.23

Paralytic lagophthalmos

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H02.23 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of paralytic lagophthalmos. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:H02.23
Short Description:Paralytic lagophthalmos
Long Description:Paralytic lagophthalmos

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Paralytic lagophthalmos

Non-specific codes like H02.23 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for paralytic lagophthalmos:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.231 for Paralytic lagophthalmos right upper eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.232 for Paralytic lagophthalmos right lower eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.233 for Paralytic lagophthalmos right eye, unspecified eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.234 for Paralytic lagophthalmos left upper eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.235 for Paralytic lagophthalmos left lower eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.236 for Paralytic lagophthalmos left eye, unspecified eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.239 for Paralytic lagophthalmos unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.23A for Paralytic lagophthalmos right eye, upper and lower eyelids
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.23B for Paralytic lagophthalmos left eye, upper and lower eyelids
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.23C for Paralytic lagophthalmos, bilateral, upper and lower eyelids

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

Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.


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Code History

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