Ecchymosis, or more commonly known as a “black eye," usually occurs from some type of trauma to the eye, causing the tissue around the eye to become bruised. Your doctor will examine the eye closely to make sure there's no damage to the actual eye itself.
Specific treatment for a black eye will be determined by your doctor based on:
Most black eyes heal completely and don't cause any damage to the eye. Treatment may include:
It's important to know that the swelling and bruise may appear to spread and go down the cheek or to the other eye. This is normal. Consult your child's doctor if the bruising and swelling doesn't resolve on its own.
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