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What causes a black eye besides eye injury?

What causes a black eye besides eye injury?

Blood or pigment: Classically, a "black eye" is a bruise around the eyeball. This is most often caused by injury but some other causes can be a vascular defect, birth mark, malignancy, altered skin pigmentation. Best to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Definition)

An eye injury is a condition in which a person has some trauma to one or both eyes. Injuries include bruises around the eye, bleeding behind the cornea, dislocation of the lens, rupture of the ...Read more


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How long does it take for a black eye to form as well as other eye injuries?

How long does it take for a black eye to form as well as other eye injuries?

Up to 1 or 2 days: Black eyes may occur quickly with a direct impact to the eye. This happens because there is some bleeding in the soft areas around the eye that cause the darker color. Other injuries that fracture bones like facial and skull fractures bleed more slowly, and it may take a day or two before the black eye appears. ...Read more

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What object causes the most eye injuries every year?

What object causes the most eye injuries every year?

Foreign bodies: High on the list of injuries to the eye is foreign bodies on the cornea and conjunctiva.This can occur from dirt blown into the eye or work/hobby -related from tools and machines shooting off particles. ...Read more

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What common eye injuries can cause a feeling of "deep eye pain"?

What common eye injuries can cause a feeling of "deep eye pain"?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye injuries in my workshop?

How can I prevent eye injuries in my workshop?

Eye protection!: Wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields when you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals, or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes. If you work with hazardous chemicals that could splash into your eyes, know how to flush chemicals out, and know the location of the nearest shower or sink. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Scott Goldstein
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Eye Trauma (Definition)

Eye trauma is a condition in which there is a physical or chemical injury to the eye. The injury may range from minor to very severe ...Read more