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Black Eye Prognosis

For most people, black eyes heal in one to two weeks. Use of ice in the first 24 hours after the injury has the most significant effect on the speed with which the injury heals.

For more complicated eye injuries, the prognosis depends on the severity and complexity of the injury. Discuss these injuries with the specialist who treats the patient.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2013

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