Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 921.9
Unspecified contusion of eye
  • Short description: Contusion of eye NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 921.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 921.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 921.9: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 921.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S05.90XA Unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orbit, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Contusion of eye
  • Eye contusion
  • Eye trauma
  • Injury of eye region
  • Left eye trauma
  • Right eye trauma
  • Trauma of eye
  • Traumatic injury to left eye
  • Traumatic injury to right eye
Applies To
  • Injury of eye NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 921.9:
  • Contusion (skin surface intact) 924.9
    • adnexa, eye NEC 921.9
    • eye NEC 921.9
  • Injury 959.9
    • eye 921.9
      • penetrating eyeball - see Injury, eyeball, penetrating
      • superficial 918.9
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