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What can cause a black eye?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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