Black Eye Overview
Another name for Black Eye is Eye Contusion.
What is an eye contusion?
A person with an eye contusion has a bruise to the skin and soft tissues around the eye. Most people refer to this as a black eye. A bruise is a collection of blood beneath the skin, caused by blood vessels that have broken at the time of an injury.
What are the symptoms of an eye contusion?
Symptoms of an eye contusion may include eye pain, swelling around the eye, bruising around the eye and eye redness. Other symptoms include blurry vision and excessive tearing.
How does the doctor treat an eye contusion?
Treatment for an eye contusion may include cold compresses and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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