ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 921.1

Contusion periocular

Diagnosis Code 921.1

ICD-9: 921.1
Short Description: Contusion periocular
Long Description: Contusion of eyelids and periocular area
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 921.1

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Contusion with intact skin surface (920-924)
      • 921 Contusion of eye and adnexa

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 921.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Contusion (skin surface intact) 924.9
      • canthus 921.1
      • conjunctiva 921.1
      • eyelid(s) (and periocular area) 921.1
      • lacrimal apparatus, gland, or sac 921.1
      • periocular area 921.1
      • subconjunctival 921.1
    • Ecchymosis (multiple) 459.89
      • eyelids (traumatic) 921.1
    • Injury 959.9
      • canthus, eye 921.1
      • conjunctiva 921.1
        • superficial 918.2
      • eyelid(s) 921.1
        • laceration - see Laceration, eyelid
        • superficial 918.0
      • gland
        • lacrimal 921.1
          • laceration 870.8
      • lacrimal apparatus, gland, or sac 921.1
        • laceration 870.8
      • subconjunctival 921.1

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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Eyelid Disorders

Your eyelids help protect your eyes. When you blink, your eyelids spread moisture over your eyes. Blinking also helps move dirt or other particles off the surface of the eye. You close your eyelids when you see something coming towards your eyes. This can help protect against injuries.

Like most other parts of your body, your eyelids can get infected, inflamed, or even develop cancer. There are also specific eyelid problems, including

  • Eyelids that turn in or out
  • Eyelids that droop
  • Abnormal blinking or twitching

Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.

  • Blepharitis
  • Chalazion
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Eyelid bump
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Eyelid lift
  • Eyelid twitch
  • Oculoplastic procedures

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