ICD-10-CM Code S05.6

Penetrating wound without foreign body of eyeball

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S05.6 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of penetrating wound without foreign body of eyeball. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S05.6
Short Description:Penetrating wound without foreign body of eyeball
Long Description:Penetrating wound without foreign body of eyeball

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

  • S05.60 - Penetrating wound without foreign body of unspecified eyeball
  • S05.60XA - Penetrating wound without foreign body of unspecified eyeball, initial encounter
  • S05.60XD - Penetrating wound without foreign body of unspecified eyeball, subsequent encounter
  • S05.60XS - Penetrating wound without foreign body of unspecified eyeball, sequela
  • S05.61 - Penetrating wound without foreign body of right eyeball
  • S05.61XA - Penetrating wound without foreign body of right eyeball, initial encounter
  • S05.61XD - Penetrating wound without foreign body of right eyeball, subsequent encounter
  • S05.61XS - Penetrating wound without foreign body of right eyeball, sequela
  • S05.62 - Penetrating wound without foreign body of left eyeball
  • S05.62XA - Penetrating wound without foreign body of left eyeball, initial encounter
  • S05.62XD - Penetrating wound without foreign body of left eyeball, subsequent encounter
  • S05.62XS - Penetrating wound without foreign body of left eyeball, 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 S05.6:

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.
  • Ocular penetration NOS

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 S05.6 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Injury of eye and orbit (S05)

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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Wounds and Injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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