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Head injury, unconscious, bump on the forehead, swelling, black right eye, left eye going black. Normal?

i walked into a door frame late one night in the dark and knocked myself out i was on the floor for some time until i was able to get up and get back into bed. The bump is on my left forehead and it was quite swollen it has started to go down as it was 4 days ago but just this morning i looked and i have a right very black eye and a left eye just starting to go black this normal?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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You must have got bruised which presents as black eye( in medical term Ecchymosis). This purplish discoloration of skin is due to the spreading of blood in subcutaneous space around the eyes. It will take around 10-15 days for it to liquefy and recover.

If your vision is alright and you donot have any pain or sensitivity to light(photophobia) ,then it's nothing to worry much. Still ruling out any intraocular trauma induced inflammation is always better in any injury to eye and it's surrounding structures.

So take care.
Answered: Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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