Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 871.9
Unspecified open wound of eyeball
  • Short description: OPN WOUND OF EYEBALL NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 871.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 871.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 871.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 871.9: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 871.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S05.90XA Unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orbit, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 871.9:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • anterior chamber, eye (see also Wound, open, intraocular) 871.9
    • ciliary body (eye) (see also Wound, open, intraocular) 871.9
    • cornea (nonpenetrating) (see also Wound, open, intraocular) 871.9
    • Descemet's membrane (see also Wound, open, intraocular) 871.9
    • eyeball NEC 871.9
      • laceration (see also Laceration, eyeball) 871.4
      • penetrating (see also Penetrating wound, eyeball) 871.7
    • globe (eye) (see also Wound, open, eyeball) 871.9
    • intraocular 871.9
      • with
        • partial loss (of intraocular tissue) 871.2
        • prolapse or exposure (of intraocular tissue) 871.1
      • laceration (see also Laceration, eyeball) 871.4
      • penetrating 871.7
        • with foreign body (nonmagnetic) 871.6
      • without prolapse (of intraocular tissue) 871.0
    • iris (see also Wound, open, eyeball) 871.9
    • ocular NEC 871.9
      • adnexa 870.9
        • specified region NEC 870.8
      • laceration (see also Laceration, ocular) 871.4
      • muscle (extraocular) 870.3
        • with foreign body 870.4
        • eyelid 870.1
        • intraocular - see Wound, open, eyeball
      • penetrating (see also Penetrating wound, ocular) 871.7
    • sclera (see also Wound, open, intraocular) 871.9
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