T15.9: Foreign body on external eye, part unspecified

You have one or more foreign bodies in the area of the outer layers of your eye.

The eye has different layers. The outer layers include the cornea and the conjunctiva, for example. The transparent cornea is on the outside of the eye above the pupil. The transparent conjunctiva covers the eye and the inside of the eyelids.

A foreign body can cause pain and the eye may water. The white of the eye can look red. And one’s vision may be blurred or unusually sensitive to light.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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