Black Eye Topic Guide
Black Eye: A black eye is a common injury to the face. Most cases of a black eye occur due to an blow to the face by another person or an object. Other causes of swelling around the eye include bug bites, skin infections, allergic reactions, and teeth infections. Treatment for a black eye is generally ice, rest, and OTC pain medications.
Eye Injuries Eye injuries range from the very minor, such as getting soap in the eye, to the catastrophic, resulting in permanent loss of vision. Treatment of eye injuries depends on the nature of the injury. Prompt evaluation and treatment is necessary to protect vision.