ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 921.9

Contusion of eye NOS

Diagnosis Code 921.9

ICD-9: 921.9
Short Description: Contusion of eye NOS
Long Description: Unspecified contusion of eye
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 921.9

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

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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