• ICD-10 Code for Conjunctival Laceration Without Corneal Abrasion

    Question: We recently had a patient who suffered a conjunctival laceration, left eye, without a corneal abrasion. The only diagnosis code we could find, S05.02XA, seems to include a corneal abrasion with the laceration. Is this the correct code?

    Answer: Under ICD-10, the term “and” may mean “and/or.” This is the correct code to use. For the initial exam and any surgical treatment, use the 7th and final character A. For follow-up exams, use D.

    Learn more about ICD-10 in our ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology: The Complete Reference.