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What causes a black eye besides eye injury?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Blood or pigment

Classically, a "black eye" is a bruise around the eyeball.
This is most often caused by injury but some other causes can be a vascular defect, birth mark, malignancy, altered skin pigmentation. Best to get it checked out.

In brief: Blood or pigment

Classically, a "black eye" is a bruise around the eyeball.
This is most often caused by injury but some other causes can be a vascular defect, birth mark, malignancy, altered skin pigmentation. Best to get it checked out.
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology

In brief: Its bruising

It is due to bleeding under the skin or behind the eye.

In brief: Its bruising

It is due to bleeding under the skin or behind the eye.
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