An injury to the face and eye area can lead to a pink or purple bruise that can turn black after a few days. This is usually called a black eye. It can appear due to the rushing of the blood vessels to the skin’s surface due to the pressure caused during an injury.
HOW IS BLACK EYE DIAGNOSED?
The eye specialist will perform a basic examination and gather details of any injury that might have happened. A CT scan, X-ray of the face may be recommended for further detection. The doctor may refer an ENT specialist depending on the symptoms.
HOW IS BLACK EYE TREATED?
Pain accompanied with the black eye may require the prescription of pain relieving drugs, while home remedies usually work best to remove the appearance of the same gradually. Ointments may be prescribed by the dermatologist for topical application as well.
DID YOU KNOW?
Application of an ice pack immediately after injury can help in ensuring that swelling and too much spread does not take place.