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how long does it take for a black eye to appear

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Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Black eye: 24 hours or less.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
A few days: A black eye is basically bruising, and like any bruise, it can form within a few days of an injury. Make sure to see your doctor if the eye itself is ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Anytime up to : 3-4 wks depending on how much bleeding bruising is there. Vast majority are gone by 2 wks.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Seconds to minutes: Most of the time, the bruising of a black eye occurs immediately.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Raccoon eyes ?: Basilar skull fracture can give you one or two black eyes. We sometimes refer to this as raccoon eyes. I would get a ct of the brain with bone window ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience General Surgery
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 ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monte A Del Monte
46 years experience Pediatric Ophthalmology
"Black eye" resoluti: A "black eye" and "broken blood vessel" in the conjunctiva (white) of the eye are like bruises and will slowly disappear over 2-3 weeks, first turnin ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Hours. : This occurs because broken blood vessels leak blood within the tissues around the eye. An hour or two to develop and typically 2-3 weeks to resolve d ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Hematoma : Or bruising usually is better by 2-3 wks, depending on amount of blood, whether you are on blood thinners.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Black eye: After an eye injury, bruising around the eye will appear within hours if there has been bleeding under the skin around the eye. If you do get a black ... Read More

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