Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 871.5
Penetration of eyeball with magnetic foreign body
  • Short description: Penetrat magnet FB eye.
  • ICD-9-CM 871.5 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 871.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 871.5.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 871.5: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Penetrating eye injury w foreign body, magnetic
  • Penetrating eye injury with foreign body
871.5 Excludes
  • retained (old) magnetic foreign body in globe (360.50-360.59)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 871.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S05.50XA Penetrating wound with foreign body of unspecified eyeball, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 871.5:
  • Forceps
    • delivery NEC 669.5
      • affecting fetus or newborn 763.2
      • accidentally left during a procedure 998.4
      • anterior chamber (eye) 871.6
  • Foreign body
  • Injury 959.9
    • eyeball 921.3
      • penetrating 871.7
        • with
          • partial loss (of intraocular tissue) 871.2
          • prolapse or exposure (of intraocular tissue) 871.1
        • without prolapse 871.0
        • foreign body (nonmagnetic) 871.6
          • magnetic 871.5
      • superficial 918.9
  • Penetrating wound - see also Wound, open, by site
    • eyeball 871.7
      • with foreign body (nonmagnetic) 871.6
        • magnetic 871.5
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • 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
          • magnetic 871.5
      • without prolapse (of intraocular tissue) 871.0
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