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Swollen eye. Iced it, unable to open eye lid. Fluid drainage from eye required?

my eye is swollen from a punch in the left eye after boxing. i put ice on it the first night and it began to de-swell. now i wake up in the morning the next day and my eye lid is closed and i cant see from my left eye because of the swelling . cn i cut my eye to take some of the fluid out or is there somnthing i can take to speed the healing process?
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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As you have noticed swelling of the left eye after getting injured in a boxing match. The condition you are having is black eyes or ecchymosis if the eyeylids and it is because of collection of blood in the layers of the eyelids.
You cannot put a incision on the eyelids to remove the blood from eyelidsin this condition.
The treatment advised is cold compress by placing ice packs over the closed eye lids to hasten the absorption of blood and analgesic drugs to decrease the pain.
You need to undergo eye examination by a ophthalmologist to rule out any associated injuries of the eye as the ecchymosis of eye lids by itself is self limiting and will subside over 4-6 weeks even without treatment.
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Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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