Contusion to the Eye Home Care
- Apply cold compresses:
- Wrap ice in a moist hand towel. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.
- Apply for 20-30 minutes, every 1-2 hours, for the first few days.
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications:
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
Contusion to the Eye Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have an eye contusion and any of the following:
- Blood covering the white of the eye
- Blood covering the pupil of the eye
- Green or yellow mucus draining from the eye
- Change in vision
- Cloudiness of the surface of the eye
- Double vision
- Foreign body on the cornea
- Worsening eye pain
- Worsening eye redness
- Worsening headaches
- Worsening sensitivity to bright light
Continue to Contusion to the Eye Underlying Cause
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