ICD-10-CM Code S00.20

Unspecified superficial injury of eyelid and periocular area

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S00.20 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified superficial injury of eyelid and periocular area. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S00.20
Short Description:Unspecified superficial injury of eyelid and periocular area
Long Description:Unspecified superficial injury of eyelid and periocular area

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

  • S00.201 - Unspecified superficial injury of right eyelid and periocular area
  • S00.201A - Unspecified superficial injury of right eyelid and periocular area, initial encounter
  • S00.201D - Unspecified superficial injury of right eyelid and periocular area, subsequent encounter
  • S00.201S - Unspecified superficial injury of right eyelid and periocular area, sequela
  • S00.202 - Unspecified superficial injury of left eyelid and periocular area
  • S00.202A - Unspecified superficial injury of left eyelid and periocular area, initial encounter
  • S00.202D - Unspecified superficial injury of left eyelid and periocular area, subsequent encounter
  • S00.202S - Unspecified superficial injury of left eyelid and periocular area, sequela
  • S00.209 - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified eyelid and periocular area
  • S00.209A - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified eyelid and periocular area, initial encounter
  • S00.209D - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified eyelid and periocular area, subsequent encounter
  • S00.209S - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified eyelid and periocular area, sequela

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 S00.20 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Superficial injury of head (S00)

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

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.


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