ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 918.9

Superficial inj eye NEC

Diagnosis Code 918.9

ICD-9: 918.9
Short Description: Superficial inj eye NEC
Long Description: Other and unspecified superficial injuries of eye
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 918.9

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 918 Superficial injury of eye and adnexa

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Blister to cornea
  • Eye injury from lightning
  • Injury of lacrimal passage
  • Injury of lens
  • Injury of orbit proper
  • Insect bite of eye region
  • Scratch of eye region
  • Superficial abrasion of eye region structure
  • Superficial injury of eye
  • Superficial injury of eye AND/OR adnexa
  • Traumatic blister of eye region
  • Wood splinter in eye region

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 918.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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.

  • Corneal injury
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Eye emergencies
  • Fluorescein eye stain
  • Hyphema
  • Slit-lamp exam

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