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how long will a black eye last

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Days to weeks: A "black eye" is basically bruising of the soft tissues around the eye and face. There are tissue planes where hemorrhage can track, and blood often s ... Read More
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Week or two: A bad black eye, also known as ecchymosis, will resolve over time as your body breaks down the blood and carries it away. Icing the eye for the first ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: This will depend on the nautre of the injury, the amount of blood leaked out into the tissue and continuing to leak out, the initial treatment and con ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Black eye: Usually takes three or four weeks to slowly resolve and finally disappear. If it doesn't resolve after a month then have your doctor check you for an ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doc: Got examined? Make sure you didn't get some nerve damage from the injury. Get re-examined, if you already were, or get examined for the first time, if ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
See a doctor: Your description could be something serious so go see a regular doctor for further evaluation. If you had a recent trauma, this could be the cause of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James McDonnell
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Black eye: That numbness is due to trauma to the sensory nerve under your eye. Nerves grow back at about 1 mm per day. So it can take months for the numbness t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Like any bruise, how long it hurts depends on how severe the initial trauma was. If it is extremely painful, or if you suffered a severe blow, you mig ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Seconds to minutes: Most of the time, the bruising of a black eye occurs immediately.
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