T26.0: Burn of eyelid and periocular area

You have burned your eyelid or the tissue around your eye.

The eyelids along with the lashes are located above and under the eye. They protect the eye from injuries and drying out. Fat, muscles, and several glands are included in the eyelid, among other things. For example, sebaceous glands form fatty mucus for the layer of fluid on the eye.

In your case, tissue was damaged by high temperatures. For example, you can get burned by fire, electricity or certain rays.

The symptoms from a burn depend on how badly the tissue was damaged. The affected tissue may be red and swollen. Sometimes blisters or open wounds form. The tissue may die off, as well. Severe illness is possible. If the damaged tissue scars, there may be permanent problems.

Your eye was damaged. You may not be able see correctly anymore. Even blindness is possible.

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

Note

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.

Source

Provided by the non-profit organization “Was hab’ ich?” gemeinnützige GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).