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My black eye won't go away for 5 weeks. I got the black eye

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from a bar fight. I...
My black eye won't go away for 5 weeks. I got the black eye from a bar fight. I do not have any pain or problem with my eye. My eye sight was perfect right after the injury so I did not go to a doctor. Now its been 5 weeks and there is still a black scar under my eye. I am kinda concerned whether it will be permanent. Any help please?
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Chan, Ophthalmologist replied 7 years ago
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Hello,

Even though the blood and swelling have cleared, sometimes the discoloration remains for much longer. This is due to the pigment left behind when the body absorbs the blood. I would give it a little longer (another month or so). In the long run, there are creams, lasers, peels that can be tried to remove it.

Thanks,

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so, there isn't anyt hi

Customer reply replied 7 years ago
there isn't anything I can apply or eat that can quicken the process?? I am applying Vitamin E oil on the scar and it is still taking too much time. I am concerned that this scar will become permanent. Is there a chance that this will turn into a calcium deposit and then the only way to get it out is through an operation?
Eye Doctor: Dr. Chan, Ophthalmologist replied 7 years ago

Hello,

Vitamin K cream is also very helpful.

Some people have used lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide several times a day to the skin. There are commercial fade creams and skin lighteners available. If those don't work, lasers and chemical peels can be performed.

Thanks and hope this helps.

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