Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care warning signs Underlying Cause Anatomy

Contusion to the Eye Overview

Another name for Contusion to the 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.

Continue to Contusion to the Eye Risk Factors

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Contusion to the Eye References
  1. McGwin G Jr, Owsley C. Incidence of emergency department-treated eye injury in the United States. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 May;123(5):662-6. [15883286]
  2. McGwin G Jr, Xie A, Owsley C. Rate of eye injury in the United States. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Jul;123(7):970-6. [16009840]
  3. Welch LS, Hunting KL, Mawudeku A. Injury surveillance in construction: eye injuries. Appl Occup Environ Hyg. 2001 Jul;16(7):755-62. [11458923]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.