ICD-10-CM Code S05.90XA

Unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orbit, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S05.90XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orbit, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S05.90XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like angle recession glaucoma, blunt injury, blunt injury of eye, corneal endothelial wound, effects of lightning, eye injury from lightning, etc

Short Description:Unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orbit, init encntr
Long Description:Unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orbit, initial encounter


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

  • Angle recession glaucoma
  • Blunt injury
  • Blunt injury of eye
  • Corneal endothelial wound
  • Effects of lightning
  • Eye injury from lightning
  • Glaucoma associated with ocular trauma
  • Injury of ciliary ganglion
  • Injury of cornea
  • Injury of eye region
  • Injury of globe of eye
  • Injury of iris and ciliary body
  • Injury of ocular adnexa
  • Injury of orbit
  • Injury of retina
  • Injury of vitreous body
  • Nonperforating wound of cornea
  • Orbital hemorrhage
  • Parasympathetic ganglion injury
  • Parasympathetic nerve injury
  • Retinal damage
  • Superficial injury of cornea
  • Superficial injury of eye
  • Superficial injury of eye AND/OR adnexa
  • Superficial injury of left eye
  • Traumatic iris atrophy
  • Traumatic orbital hemorrhage
  • Wound of ocular adnexa

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S05.90XA 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 S05.90XA to ICD-9

  • 871.9 - Opn wound of eyeball NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 918.9 - Superficial inj eye NEC (Approximate Flag)
  • 921.9 - Contusion of eye NOS (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.

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