Treating A Bruised Eye

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What Is A Bruised Eye?

  • A contusion in the tissues surrounding the eye(s).
  • Results caused from an injury to the head or face.
  • Causes inflammation and gloomy coloration of the eye, commonly known as a “black eye”.
  • Generally a small problem.
  • Occasionally it can signify a severe injury.
  • One or both eyes can be affected.

Causes Of A Bruised Eye

  • Brutal force to the nose and eye region.
  • Procedure from facial surgery.
  • Allergic reaction.
  • Bites.

Symptoms Of A Bruised Eye

  • Eye discoloration;
  • Inflammation;
  • Force to the nose causes inflammation of the eye;
  • Head traumas can blacken the eye(s);
  • Pain;
  • Fuzzy vision due to inflammation;
  • Headache; and
  • Dizziness.

Symptoms of Severity Of A Bruised Eye

  • Constant headaches;
  • Double vision;
  • Eye movement may be limited;
  • Blood on the surface of the eye(s);
  • Blood from the ears and nose;
  • Loss of consciousness; and
  • Loss of vision.

Treatment Of A Bruised Eye

  • A black eye usually heals within a couple of days.
  • Consult with a doctor for severe injuries.

Home Remedy For A Bruised Eye(s)

  • Apply ice for about 15 minutes each hour for the first two days.
  • If it doesn’t improve, apply a lukewarm compress once in two hours.
  • Do not directly place ice on the eye(s).
  • Wrap ice in a rag or use a commercial pack.
    What is Black eye? A contusion in the tissues surrounding the eye(s)
    What is Black eye? A contusion in the tissues surrounding the eye(s)
  • Continue with the cold compress till the swelling eases.
  • Consume some acetaminophen, for pain relief.
  • Don’t take aspirin.
  • Aspirin might cause bleeding.
  • Keep away from demanding activity.
  • See a medical doctor as soon as possible.

Treatment For Bruised Eye Complications

  • For injuries sustained to the head see a Neurosurgeon.
  • For injuries sustained to the nose see an ENT specialist.
  • For injuries sustained to the eye see an Ophthalmologist.
  • For facial injuries or disfigurement see a plastic surgeon.
  • Carry out a follow-up consultation as advised by your doctor.

Prevention Of A Bruised Eye(s)

  • Always guard your eyes.
  • Ensure your well-being at home by removing unnecessary objects.
  • Stay away from fist fights.

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