August 2, 2015
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Black Eye (cont.)

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How can I prevent a black eye?

Black eye injury can be avoided with basic injury prevention.

  • Check the home for items that might cause a fall, such as throw rugs or objects on the floor (such as toys).
  • Wear the appropriate protective gear for any athletic or work-related activity.
  • Wear goggles or other eye protection when working, doing yard work, or other hobbies and sports that may be injurious to the eyes.
  • Wear seat belts while driving and wear helmets when riding a motorcycle.

Medically reviewed by James E Gerace, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease

REFERENCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation; "Traumatic Glaucoma."

eMedicine.com; "Facial Trauma, Orbital Floor Fractures (Blowout)."

National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health; "Retinal Detachment."

Medline Plus; "Eveitis."

MedscapeReference.com; "Hyphema."


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/1/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/black_eye/article.htm

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