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I woke this morning with a black eye. I did not hit it.

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I woke this morning with a "black" eye. I did not hit it.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.
What exactly do you mean by a black eye? is the eyeball itself red ? or are you dealing with the eyelids themselves looking bruised? how old are you ? are you on any medications at all?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
upper eye lid right eye--age 75---lipitor,prilosec,hydroclorothiazide, lisinopril
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Hello there

it seems you had a broken capillary on your eyelid. If this continues to spread across the lid or impairs the vision at all, I want you to be seen by a doctor. If it heals and recurs in the future, I would want this to be checked out again. Otherwise, so long as you can see normally, have no double vision, you can simply watch this to make sure it is not worsening, Dr. Stevens

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