2022 ICD-10-CM Code H05.3

Deformity of orbit

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H05.3
Short Description:Deformity of orbit
Long Description:Deformity of orbit

Code Classification

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

H05.3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of deformity of orbit. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Deformity of orbit

Non-specific codes like H05.3 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 deformity of orbit:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.30 for Unspecified deformity of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.31 for Atrophy of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.311 for Atrophy of right orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.312 for Atrophy of left orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.313 for Atrophy of bilateral orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.319 for Atrophy of unspecified orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.32 for Deformity of orbit due to bone disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.321 for Deformity of right orbit due to bone disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.322 for Deformity of left orbit due to bone disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.323 for Deformity of bilateral orbits due to bone disease
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.329 for Deformity of unspecified orbit due to bone disease
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.33 for Deformity of orbit due to trauma or surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.331 for Deformity of right orbit due to trauma or surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.332 for Deformity of left orbit due to trauma or surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.333 for Deformity of bilateral orbits due to trauma or surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.339 for Deformity of unspecified orbit due to trauma or surgery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.34 for Enlargement of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.341 for Enlargement of right orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.342 for Enlargement of left orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.343 for Enlargement of bilateral orbits
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.349 for Enlargement of unspecified orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.35 for Exostosis of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.351 for Exostosis of right orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.352 for Exostosis of left orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.353 for Exostosis of bilateral orbits
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.359 for Exostosis of unspecified orbit

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H05.3:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute


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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)