ICD-10-CM Code H59.21

Accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H59.21 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H59.21
Short Description:Acc pnctr & lac of eye and adnexa during an opth procedure
Long Description:Accidental puncture and laceration of eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure

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

  • H59.211 - Accidental puncture and laceration of right eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.212 - Accidental puncture and laceration of left eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure
  • H59.213 - ... bilateral
  • H59.219 - Accidental puncture and laceration of unspecified eye and adnexa during an ophthalmic procedure

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H59.21 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified (H59)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disord of eye and adnexa, NEC (H59)

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