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Black Eye (cont.)

Black Eye Medical Treatment

For simple, uncomplicated black eyes, the treatment prescribed is similar to home treatment: ice, over-the-counter pain medications (avoid aspirin-unless prescribed by a doctor or cardiologist for a heart condition - because this may increase bleeding), rest, and protection of the injured area.

For more complicated injuries, the patient may be referred to an appropriate specialist:

  • A neurosurgeon for injuries to the skull or the brain
  • An ophthalmologist for injuries to the eye itself
  • An otorhinolaryngologist [ear, nose, and throat (ENT)] for fractures to the face
  • An oral/maxillofaical surgeon for fractures to the face
  • A plastic surgeon to repair serious cuts to the face
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2013

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