Doctor insights on:
Recovery Time Black Eye
Depends on extent of: Bruising, since that is what a black eye is (ecchymosis) present, as the more it swells under the skin area, the faster it will swell. That is why cool/iced compresses may be helpful on the lids to reduce the swelling. (It's really the eyelid and not the eye that is black for clarification.) Keeping the head elevated helps too. Don't lie flat. Body needs time to resorb swollen tissue's fluids back. ...Read more
Specialist wants remove several Hidrocystoma around my eyes, I am scared, said I would have stitches and black eye. This safe? Heal time?
Eyelid cyst: Eyelid cyst removal is commonly performed with very low risk. If you don't scar with keloids you should do great. Sutures are usually removed in 5-7 days or are absorbable if cannot get them removed. Avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, blood thinners to decrease risk of "black eye" which is usually limited. ...Read more
I sufferd a black eye on christmas, a few days later some blood started to apear in my mucus when I blow my nose, will this go away with time?
See your doctor: The black eye is generally due to superficial skin and under the skin bleeding related to an injury. However the bloody mucus suggests you may have sustained some trauma to the nasal cavity and/ sinuses. You should get it checked out. Please be careful with how you sustained the initial injury! Best wishes to you! ...Read more
I got punched in the eye. There's no pain as much. No black Eye or anything just throbbing, discomfort what should I do? Will it get better with time?
May have intraocular hemmorhage that might result in blindness.
See opthalmologist ASAP ...Read more
Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?
Get your eye dilated: Floaters can be a sign of serious eye problems, including retinal detachment. Go see your eye doctor, and have your eye dilated. Floaters may take weeks or months to disappear. There are a few surgeons who will do floater removal surgery if the floaters are constant and don't go away on their own. ...Read more
Was punch in the eye/nose. Have a black eye (4-5 days now). How long before all the swollen is complete gone. What time frame should I be worried?
Takes few wks: Will take a month or so to clear all blood to disappear. Once you checked by your doctor for eye injuries and nasal fractures you don't have to worry and avoid another similar episode ...Read more
Can a optometrist Check for no intra-occuar In an eye exam? Have a 3week old black eye. Purple is gone but still have headache from time to time. Help
Eye doc: I assume you are asking about intra-ocular pressure. Yes, optometrists can check the pressure. If you have other eye symptoms, you would be better off seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
24 hours ago had a bicycle accident- facial abrasions with black eye, broken blood vessel in white of eye. Have cleaned area, applied antibiotic ointment and iced many times since. Swelling has lessened. Do I need an oral antibiotic?
Contusion, clotting: A black eye is bleeding under the skin around the eye. Most commonly it is due to a hit to the eye frequently from a fist but other objects can do this. Rarely a blood clotting problem can cause bleeding in this area with a black eye as the result. See your ophthalmologist if the vision is disturbed or you suspect major tissue damage like an orbital bone fracture. ...Read more
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 continuing treatment, whether you are on Aspirin or other blood thinners like "plavix" or "coumadin" and you own ability to clot and remove clot. A simple "black eye" may last 7-10 days. More severe could last a month or more. ...Read more
How'd u get it?: If you got the black eye because it met a fist or some other object, then pain, swelling and bruising occurs. The bony orbit surrounding the eye is amazing protective of the eye itself, so that most of the time there is no eye damage. However once can get a fracture of the orbit and that can be serious. So any visual symptom at all (double vision, blurry vision) or headaches/neuro problem--eye doc. ...Read more
Gravity: The blood under the skin causing the "black eye' will migrate by gravity and tissue fluid pressure for a while until it starts to absorb. So the appearance worsens early until healing gets the upper hand. ...Read more
Ice for 48 hours: First determine if the eye underneath is ok. Elevate the lid and see if the vision is close to that of the other eye (or close to what is was before). If the vision is down see your ophthalmologist. If there is no evidence of infection, and the damage seems to be just bruising, then use ice for 48 hours (10 minutes at a time about every two hours when awake) to stop bleeding. Then keep it clean. ...Read more
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 might want to get checked out just to make sure you didn't fracture one of the bones in your face. ...Read more
More time: As long as the vision is good when you open the eye (can you open it?) and there is no infection or bleeding, then you will have to just give time for the body to absorb the blood. If there is some suspicion of damage to the eye, broken bones, or something you cannot explain, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Sadly no. ..: Babies can, very commonly, change their eye color. .. But other than that, the pigmentation that causes eye color cannot be changed. .. Yet. There is a new company in California (USA) which is boasting of changing brown eyes to blue with a type of laser - although - this has not yet been FDA approved for use. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Time: If it is only a black eye and there is no pain or decreased / double vision then time is the best and it should resolve. Acutely you can use cool compresses to limit the amount of black and blue and swelling. Once this is stabilized then you can switch to warm compresses and this will help the black and blue resolve faster. ...Read more
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 eye, it can take up to 2-3 weeks to resolve completely. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Eye socket fracture recovery time
- Black eye
- Chemotherapy recovery time
- Dislocation of elbow recovery time
- Fatty liver recovery time
- Recovery time for fibroid removal
- Alcoholic hepatitis recovery time
- What is the recovery time for bacterial contagious pinkeye treated with antibiotic eye drops?