Black eye with swlling
I have a got a black eye. I recently had a fist fight in college and ended up getting a black eye. Which has resulted in swelling and dark patch below the eye. Please tell me what I should do to get rid of the swelling and the dark patch.
Doctor Answers (1) on Black eye with swlling
Hi, Most black eyes are the result of blunt trauma that causes bleeding beneath the thin eyelid skin, producing the characteristic black and blue discoloration. A fracture deep inside the skull can also blacken both eyes, even though the eye area itself was not injured. Apply something cold to the affected area; it helps to reduce swelling and it constricts blood vessels, which in turn stops the bleeding below the skin. If the eyeball itself is damaged or if vision is affected, see an eye specialist as soon as possible after the eye trauma.
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