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Therapy For Black Eye
See eye doctor!: Need to make sure you can see 20/20 or your normal vision. Want to make sure you don't have a torn iris, or corneal abrasion or a detached retina, or have high intraocular pressure, and no blood in the eye itself, and check extraocular muscles for range of motion to also check if any bone fractures in the orbit. Then, s/he can recommend what to do next with cool compresses, eye drops, etc. ...Read more
I've had what looks like a black eye now for about four years but I haven't had any problems and I don't have vision problems?
Dark circles: found on the periorbital area (the skin surrounding the eye) is primarily caused by capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more
In march i had a seizure and hit the right side of my head very hard. The next day i woke up with a black eye. It still hasn't healed. Will it clear?
Were there X-rays: You might have suffered a fracture over the zygomatic arch or over the orbit, and this could explain delay, but lingering symptoms could afflict the supra-orbital or infra-orbital branches of the trigeminal nerve. Best to get assessed by either neurologist, or neurosurgeon. Also, get help preventing future seizures. ...Read more
I hit my forehead when i fell almost 2 months ago, didn't go to the doctors, never had problems except for a black eye for 2 wks, do I still need to go?
No: if you are not experiencing symptoms, you no longer need to go. ...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
See Eye MD: This is highly ususual. You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine what is going on. ...Read more
I got hit today it hurt within first few min then after that it didn't will it turn into a black eye?
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 condition that could be serious and potentially life-threatening. I recommend seeing your primary care doctor asap. ...Read more
2 weeks: Unfortunately the black eye will take about 2 weeks to resolve. You can try to speed up the process by using a light steroid cream and off label something like preparation H which could help constrict the blood vessels but unfortunately there isn't much to do besides make up ...Read more