A black eye or shiner or periorbital hematoma is a bruise around the eye formed due to an injury to the face rather than the eye itself. The name black eye is given due to the color formed around the eye due to bleeding of the skin beneath the eye. Symptoms are accumulation of blood around the eye.
HOW IS BLACK EYE DIAGNOSED?
General physicians may diagnose a black eye based on its physical appearance. He may conduct a thorough physical examination and evaluate the cause of the injury. A skull X-ray may be needed in order to diagnose the severity of the impact and to check for any other underlying causes of black eye.
HOW IS BLACK EYE TREATED?
The treatment in case of actual trauma to the eye are: 1. Applying an ice pack 2. Analgesic drugs 3. Ayurvedic ointments can be used 4. Homeopathic methods can also help treat black eye
DID YOU KNOW?
In some cases, black eye is an indication of a more serious injury to the skull or eye.