Showing posts with label black eye. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What can you do with your Eye Contusion or Black Eye


An eye contusion is a bruise around the eye, commonly called a black eye. It may occur when a blow is sustained in or near the eye socket. If a bruise appears, it will usually do so within 24 hours of the injury.
Source

Causes

After being struck in the eye or nose, blood leaks into the area surrounding the eye.

Risk Factors

  • Participation in high impact sports such as basketball, football, hockey, and boxing
  • Occupations that expose the eye to potential injury, such as manufacturing, construction, and athletics
  • Violence

Symptoms

A black and blue or purple mark will appear following the injury. There may also be redness, swelling, and tenderness or pain. Once it begins to heal, the contusion may turn yellow.