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Black eye due to fall. Can it be bleeding or blood flowing into inside corner of eyelid?

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Fell from small fence onto face at eyebrow area. Big knot but now black eye. Seems more blood than swelling. Can it still be bleeding or is it just flowing into inside corner of eyelid?
Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.

If the swelling of the eye is still increasing in size then it might be possible that there is some internal bleeding going on. Doing a cold compress in the affected area will help in stopping any further active bleeding.

If the bleeding is persistent or swelling is increasing then it must be examined by an ophthalmologist to assess any damage to the XXXXXXX eye structures and for a pressure bandage to stop further bleeding.

If the swelling is not increasing, you can still apply some cold compress to decrease the inflammation and pain. The black eye will resolve on its own over a couple of weeks at the most.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.

Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

Wishing you good health.

Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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