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How much time does it take for a black eye to become swollen shut?

How much time does it take for a black eye to become swollen shut?

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

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Specialist wants remove several Hidrocystoma around my eyes, I am scared, said I would have stitches and black eye. This safe? Heal time?

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

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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?

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

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Why black eye floaters seen after i-lasik and can they go away completely without treatmeni in how much time?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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What can cause a black eye?

What can cause a black eye?

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

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What to do for a black eye?

What to do for a black eye?

Black eye: If there is swelling, you can use cold compresses or icing it. Once swelling goes down, you can use makeup to cover it up but it is going to take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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What exactly is a black eye?

What exactly is a black eye?

Bruised eyelid: Typically a swollen eyelid, dark skin color due to breakdown of blood (broken vessels that heal), sometimes lids swollen shut initially, can also have conjunctival hemorrhage showing. ...Read more