2021 ICD-10-CM Code S00.25

Superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S00.25 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area. The code 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:S00.25
Short Description:Superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area
Long Description:Superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area

Header codes like S00.25 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 superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area:

  • S00.251 - Superficial foreign body of right eyelid and periocular area
  • S00.251A - Superficial foreign body of right eyelid and periocular area, initial encounter
  • S00.251D - Superficial foreign body of right eyelid and periocular area, subsequent encounter
  • S00.251S - Superficial foreign body of right eyelid and periocular area, sequela
  • S00.252 - Superficial foreign body of left eyelid and periocular area
  • S00.252A - Superficial foreign body of left eyelid and periocular area, initial encounter
  • S00.252D - Superficial foreign body of left eyelid and periocular area, subsequent encounter
  • S00.252S - Superficial foreign body of left eyelid and periocular area, sequela
  • S00.259 - Superficial foreign body of unspecified eyelid and periocular area
  • S00.259A - Superficial foreign body of unspecified eyelid and periocular area, initial encounter
  • S00.259D - Superficial foreign body of unspecified eyelid and periocular area, subsequent encounter
  • S00.259S - Superficial foreign body of unspecified eyelid and periocular area, sequela

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S00.25:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

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 S00.25 are found in the index:

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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Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.


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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)