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Swelling and bruising on the eyebrow due to an injury. Need medical examination?

I got elbowed right above my eye (eyebrow area) about 2 weeks ago. It was swollen and turned into a black eye that night. The general swelling and bruising has pretty much gone away, but I am still very tender where I was elbowed and there is still a bump there. Should I be concerned or go get it checked out? Or is this just the general healing pattern of a black eye?
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Hello Emily,
Wherever there is an injury there is tenderness which would persist for some days to say the least. Black eye is simply a collection of blood around the eye and passes off by itself within a few days therefore there is no need to worry about that. However, you might want to get your vision checked in the affected eye in case you have any problems because occult injuries in the area surrounding the orbit can lead to problems with vision. Otherwise, this condition would resolve by itself.
Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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