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I have a black eye what can I do

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Cold compresses: Bruised external eyes are common after oral surgery. If your vision is good and unchanged use a cold compress for 5-10 minuted 3 times daily. It wil ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Vision down, infecti: If your vision is disturbed, the pain is significant, there is skin tearing or bleeding through the skin, or the eye cannot move, then seek help. Als ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
See your doctor: A spontaneous bruise now and again is usually nothing to worry about; however, if you're having a lot of spontaneous bruising, you may have a conditio ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: If the eye is hit hard enough to bruise the eyelids (causing a black eye), it could be hard enough to cause the surface vessels of the eyeball to bre ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Black eye: A black eye should be evident if you check yourself in the mirror. The concern abotu getting smacked in the head real hard is a concussion - altered ... Read More
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Dr. Solomon Gelbart
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Expected: It is common when there is a bruise around the eye for the blood to dissect onto the eyeball itself. This will make the eye look blood red. It may be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
For dysfunction: If your vision is disturbed, the pain is significant, there is skin tearing or bleeding through the skin, or the eye cannot move, then seek help. Also ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Keep head elevated: Get an eye exam, cool compresses, dark room , eye patch.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on symptoms: The extent of the black eye is important to know. If it encompasses the entire eye (ie. 360 degrees) and if there is double vision or limitation of mo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Evaluation is needed. Sometimes people with similar wounds could also punched orbital fracture or other facial bone fractures, and concussion and brai ... Read More
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