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Eye Lid Bruise
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Very common: Twitching of the eyelid muscle is a common thing and usually nothing to worry about. It may get worse with fatigue, stress or too much caffeine. If you develop any other problems such as double vision or other nerve problems then you should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dermatitis: This could be a contact dermatitis if itchy, which could benefit from a short course of topical steroid ointment. As dr litt mentioned cosmetics could be the inciting factor. Hypoallergenic cosmetics will be less likely to induce this, such as clinique or almay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 yo scratched eye lid. Today the small scratch on lid spread across lower lid by lashes. Looks like red eyeliner under lid. Not bothering him. Help?
Several causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and often occurs from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine or decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more
What is cause: Most scratches of the eye have an incident which can be identified as causing it - such as fingernails, branch of a tree, etc. These are generally quite painful but most heal well and quickly with no consequences. If you know the cause and the pain lasts more than 2 days then see an ophthalmologist. If the abrasion occurred spontaneously than you might have it evaluated right away. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hit by corner under eye. Under eye is swallowing, I see a deep scratch under lower lid/sclera. Ice packs helps. Eye paining when closing eye. Advice.
See your eye doctor: ASAP, meaning oculoplastics surgeon! Eye swelling after being hit can indicate a possible orbital floor fracture & especially if you are seeing a deep scratch. What's behind the scratch is important & u may need orbital xrays or CT scan done to determine the extent of soft tissue/bone injury. If u can't look up, there could be entrapment of fat or eye muscle. May need oral steroids. Don't wait! ...Read more
Anything!: Difficult to diagnose with just a handful of words over the internet. That being said, eyes are critical organs; i would definitely seek immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more
Bruised eye lid: if its a "fresh" bruise - then ice should limit its size - if its over 24 hours old warm compresses may speed the resolution but generally a contusion (bruise) results from blood leaking into the tissues and the body takes time to eliminate it with the bruise turning a variety of colors before resolving. I might avoid aspirin products for the next week as well ...Read more
I got drunk last night blacked out now my eyes hurt, if I had bashed them or slept on them on the ground would my eye lids be bruised?
Brain vs. eyelids: Whether your eye lids are bruised or not is a minor issue. Getting drunk at your age is bruising your brain. If you continue drinking, you are headed for trouble and I would urge you to quit drinking while you are ahead! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Trauma: Trauma. If you haven't been hit in the area, best bet is to see your MD for exam. ...Read more
My left eye feels like i got hit or a bruise. it hurts when i close it or even touch my eye lid on the left, but i did not get hit. ?
Last night i got head butted in my eye by accident and i've got a bruise, but i've also got a sore lump on my eye lid. Could this be a sty?
Could be!: Use warm compress on it and hopefully it will go away! ...Read more
I have a swollen, painful eye lid that started about three days ago. It started to feel like a bruise on the lower eyelid but after two days it became puffy. I do wear contacts but take em out at night. I don't have any allergies that i know of but i was
Stye: It sounds like an acute blocked oil gland of the eyelid, or stye. Discontinue contact lens wear and begin a hot compress routine to help bring the backed up secretions to a head. A gentle massage of the area after a 10' hot compress helps. Repeat 2 to 4 times daily. Cleansing the lashes and eyelids with diluted baby shampoo removes bacteria which aides recovery. After a few days , if no help c md. ...Read more
My upper eye lid is tender to touch and so is my lower eye lid what could it be ?
My upper eye lid is also going red and starting to swell up
Looks like infection: However, you won't find help online, you need to be seen ASAP by your doctor or better by an ophthalmologist, you need immediate treatment Please don't rub or squeeze your eyes hard till seen and treated, good luck ...Read more
Yesterday,I've bitten by a mosquito in upper eye lid,when I wake up today I found a red tender swelling,I think its cellulitis,what's most suitable Ab?
Swollen eye with white dot inside of the eye lid. Redness and tender under the eye. What shall I do?
Blocked Duct: After any eye infection (allergic, viral, etc) it is not uncommon to see blocked ducts that are located in the eyelid around the eyelashes. This can create what many call a stye but is likely a chalazion or hordeolum. Either way, warm compresses and gentle massage can relieve the clogged duct. You may need antibiotic eye drops if the clogged duct gets infected. For now try the compresses and see. ...Read more
Slight red swollen eye LID for 4 days. No discharge, eyeball is white and clear. Eyelid was tender for a day or so not anymore. No pimple bump. ?
I have a dark red bruise that has appeared on my eyelid, what could cause this, i am 38 and have not had any trauma to my eye?
I have felt my eye is bulging for months now. I woke up this morning and eyelid is swollen and feels bruised. What could this be?
Yesterday underneath my eye felt like it was bruised and hurt to touch it and today it still hurts and I have a pus spot on the inside of my eyelid?
Eye infection: requires examination and medication. Call your physician for an appointment. ...Read more
Eye pain 1 week, burning can't keep open, no itch, no discharge, vision change, woke up with bruise and swelling on eyelid?
I was doing my makeup last night and now my eye feels really bruised? Can using eyeliner too hard on your eyelid cause a bruise? I can't think of any
Allergy: This can be an allergyGet a more detailed answer ›
I woke up with a swollen side of nose and inner part of eyelid on 1 eye. I have pain on side of nose, feels like a bruise, and have a pimple there too?
Couple of possibilit: It could simply be a pimple, or it could be something a bit more complicated like an infected tear sac. Initially treat it with lots of hot soaks. If it gets worse or not better in a day or two you should see a doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Hi I banged my head on Sunday, the right hand side on the temple. Today I have a bruise on my eyelid and my eye feels as if it is scratched.
Hit my forehead 5 days ago with car door, now eyelid, corner of eye is bruised. It hurts to blink and lump on forehead is sure. Use cold or heat?
Bump on head: Both warm for 29 mins. Cold for 20 mins then off for 20. Repeat till it goes away. You might want to get an imaging study. Ct. To rule out a fracture. Are there any step offs or irregularities around the eye on the affected side. If so your chance of fracture is higher. Good luck. And feel better. ...Read more