Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
176 Doctors are Online

Swollen eye, cut on eyebrow, painful, discomfort. Why?

I fell face down on a sidewalk nine days ago resulting in a swollen right eye and a small cut on the right eyebrow. I was wearing glasses at the time of the fall, and by the next day both eyes were black and blue. My family insisted that I go to the ER, and a physician there ordered a CT scan which showed only a swollen eye. The cut was treated and closed with "glue". Most of the swelling has gone away, and the bruising is diminishing, too. However, there is still an egg-shaped lump about an inch long starting at the eyebrow wound and extending down into the upper eyelid. It is not painful but is slightly uncomfortable when touched. Should I see my physician about this?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  264
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Dear Sharon, Hi, It is good that you are recovering after your injury. The bruise and swelling is coming down and healing. The lump in the eye brow and upper lid may be due to clotted blood which will resolve in 3 weeks time. If there is no pain you don't have to worry as it will take time to resolve. If the lump still persist after a month , visit an ophthalmologist who may re do a CT scan to find the pathology. Don't worry everything will be fine . take rest...Dr Ajay Shankar kar
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor