Black eye


Self-care measures include applying a cold compress to the eye area immediately after injury and applying warm compresses in a few days when swelling has stabilized.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Vision problems, such as double vision or blurring
  • Severe pain
  • Bruising around both eyes
  • Bleeding in an eye or from the nose

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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