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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
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I got this bruise a few days ago and its on my eyelid its purple now it was black can I speed this healing up?

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
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I got this bruise a few days ago and its on my eyelid its purple now it was black can I speed this healing up?

No: Unfortunately like a bruise anywhere on the body--your own white blood cells etc... Have to come in and take the old blood away to get rid of the discoloration and there is no way to really speed this up. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more


Dr. Richard Hector
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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My eyelids are always very purple, and spider veiny, and sometimes, people mistake that for wearing eyeshadow. What is this?

Dr. Richard Hector
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My eyelids are always very purple, and spider veiny, and sometimes, people mistake that for wearing eyeshadow. What is this?

Simple/complex: it may something as simple as dry (and therefore thin) skin or more complex as a blood vessel anomaly that is forcing too much blood through the eye lid blood vessels ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Carey
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What does it mean when the inner part of your eyelids are purple?

Dr. Timothy Carey
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What does it mean when the inner part of your eyelids are purple?

Veins?: Sometimes this can be a prominent vein in your thin lower lid skin or it can come from mild fat herniation thru the orbital septum of the lower lid.This commonly occurs with age but not always. This prominent fat can give " shadows" under certain lighting conditions. Best to have an ophthalmologist check this and he/she may ask for a second opinion from an oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Rubinchik
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My eyelids are constantly burning and they have turned dark red/purple, what does this mean?

Dr. Edward Rubinchik
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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My eyelids are constantly burning and they have turned dark red/purple, what does this mean?

Allergies: Most likely this is related to seasonal allergies. Try some over the counter eye drops, but if you do not feel better in a few days, go see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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My sons eyelid is a purple and puffy, is that a shiner?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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My sons eyelid is a purple and puffy, is that a shiner?

Sometimes: Depends upon the history. Did he get struck around the eye with a fist, a ball or some blunt object so that he has bruising around the eye? Is there swelling? Was the eye struck and is the vision ok? Or did the purple appear with no outside force which could indicate a blood disorder, or tumor? Have your ophthalmologist see your son and sort this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
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What could cause your eyelids to bruise ?

Dr. Thomas Wolf
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What could cause your eyelids to bruise ?

Focal trauma??: Trauma obviously. If occurs spontaneously i would seek evaluation. Also, may need blood studies for clotting ; anemia screening along with systemic lab tests if significant problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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I've just developed small purple spots on the top and bottom of my eyelid, what does this mean?, will this go away?

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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I've just developed small purple spots on the top and bottom of my eyelid, what does this mean?, will this go away?

Have it checked by : Your eye doctor under a slit lamp. That would be the best to see what it actually is for diagnosis. Hard to say from this as you need to provide more info and medical and ocular history. How long it's been going on? Which eye or both eyes? What exposure to anything, previous infections? These are all important considerations. Take care. Good luck now. ...Read more

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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I have a 9 month baby, she going for a week with her bottom eyelid reddish kind of purple her top eyelid gets swollen at times. What can it be?

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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I have a 9 month baby, she going for a week with her bottom eyelid reddish kind of purple her top eyelid gets swollen at times. What can it be?

Allergy: Most probably allergy. She might also be having some runny nose, cough, and other symptoms of allergy. If only eyelid swelling, more when she wakes up in the morning and resolves during evening, see her pediatrician for evaluation. She might need an office urine exam to rule out any kidney issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Jackson
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What should I do? I have pain on bottom eyelid as if it's a bruise?

Dr. Alan Jackson
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What should I do? I have pain on bottom eyelid as if it's a bruise?

Need exam: To see what is causing the pain and to treat it. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Jackson
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My upper eyelids are swollen are purple. Worse in evening. Blepharitis? Haven't worn make-up or contacts in 3 weeks, using ocusoft lid scrubs. Next?

Dr. Alan Jackson
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Typically : Purple coloration is not caused from just blepharitis. Again seeing this would help in diagnosing and treating. You know how to contact the office, # just in case 801-268-6600. ...Read more

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