ICD-10-CM Code S05.71XA

Avulsion of right eye, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S05.71XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of avulsion of right eye, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S05.71XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like avulsion of eye, avulsion of eye, bilateral traumatic avulsion of eyes, traumatic avulsion of left eye, traumatic avulsion of right eye, traumatic avulsion of right eye, etc

Short Description:Avulsion of right eye, initial encounter
Long Description:Avulsion of right eye, initial encounter


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Avulsion of eye
  • Avulsion of eye
  • Bilateral traumatic avulsion of eyes
  • Traumatic avulsion of left eye
  • Traumatic avulsion of right eye
  • Traumatic avulsion of right eye
  • Traumatic enucleation of eye
  • Traumatic enucleation of eye

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S05.71XA is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert S05.71XA to ICD-9

  • 871.3 - Avulsion of eye (Approximate Flag)

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.

[Learn More]