A black eye often results from injury to the face or the head, and is caused when blood and other fluids collect around the eye. Black eye is named after the color it appears in. Most black eyes are relatively minor injuries. Many heal on their own in a few days, but they may signify a more serious injury. The most common cause of a black eye is a blow to the eye, nose, or forehead.
HOW IS BLACK EYE DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmologist or a general physician diagnoses black eye by the clinical picture and features
HOW IS BLACK EYE TREATED?
If there are no signs of a severe injury, this can be treated at home itself. Gently apply an ice pack to the skin around the affected eye. A bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel may also be used. Do it twice a day. Like other bruise, a black eye usually takes around two to three days to heal completely.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pain and swelling are the most common signs and symptoms of a black eye. Black eyes can appear after some surgical procedures, such as nose surgery or a facelift. It may also occur when blood, originating in the forehead or nose, settles by gravitational effect underneath the eye.