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Severely bruised black eye, increased redness on the bottom part of sclera. Is this common with black eye?

hey doc I have a severly bruised black eye from about 3 nights ago, but I now noticed that the bottom left side of the whiteness of my eye is more red like blood then the first intial red spot.. Is this common to happen when given a black eye? Is there anything I could be doing more of to reduce the reddness in my eye or the black and blueness surrounding my eye?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
The cause of blak eye has to be known. Is there any history of trauma to the eye, nose or base of skull?
All these forms of injury cause blackening of eye and this is due to accumulation of blood in soft tissues around the eye.
The redness that you are observing in the white part (Sclera) of the eye is also due to the trauma. Trauma has caused rupture of thin walled blood vessels in the sclera.
This congestion will clear away in few days.
Get a CT scan of head and face region to rule out any ssociated fracture of any cranial bone. Bilateral black eyes are associated with basal fracture.

Thanks and take care

Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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