Black Eye

Rupture of small blood vessels around eye causing blood to leak into surrounding tissues, rapidly showing as red, purple, then nearly black bruising. After Head Injury, may be due to bleeding from a fracture at base of skull; if a skull fracture is suspected, or both eyes turn black, dial 999. More frequently, black eyes are caused by hitting or punching. Where fracture or haemorrhage is suspected, gave Arnica 30c immediately and then every l5 minutes until help arrives.

Specific remedies to be taken every 4 hours for up to 10 doses

  • If black eye follows blow to head or eyes Arnica 30c
  • If pain is relieved by applying cold compress Ledum 6c

Self-help: An ice pack (a packet of frozen peas will do) applied to the eye will help to constrict local blood vessels and staunch bleeding.

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