ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W90.2XXA

Exposure to laser radiation, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code W90.2XXA

ICD-10: W90.2XXA
Short Description: Exposure to laser radiation, initial encounter
Long Description: Exposure to laser radiation, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W90.2XXA

Valid for Submission
The code W90.2XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to electric current, radiation and extreme ambient air temperature and pressure (W85-W99)
      • Exposure to other nonionizing radiation (W90)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Complication of laser surgery
  • Hypomelanosis due to scarring
  • Injury due to laser
  • Injury due to laser weapon
  • Injury due to poison gas weapon
  • Laser coagulation burn to retina
  • Laser-induced burn
  • Laser-induced dyspigmentation
  • Laser-induced hypopigmentation
  • Overexposure to lasers
  • Postsurgical retinal scar
  • War injury due to lasers

Information for Patients

Electromagnetic Fields

Also called: EMFs

Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are areas of energy that surround electrical devices. Everyday sources of EMFs include

  • Power lines
  • Electrical wiring
  • Microwave ovens
  • Computers
  • Cell phones

Some people worry about EMF exposure and cancer. Some studies have found a link between EMF exposure and a higher risk of childhood leukemia, but other studies have not. Other studies have not found proof that EMF exposure causes other childhood cancers. Studies in adults did not prove that EMF exposure causes cancer.

Some people worry that wireless and cellular phones cause cancer or other health problems. The phones do give off radio-frequency energy (RF), a form of electromagnetic radiation. So far, scientific evidence has not found a link between cell phone use and health problems in humans. However, scientists need to do more research on this before they can say for sure.

NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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