Black Eye Directory
A black eye is a bruise to the eye that is often caused by trauma or injury to the eyes or another part of the face. Though sometimes a black eye goes away on its own, any eye bruises or swelling should be seen by a doctor to be sure no serious skull or eye injury has occurred. Applying ice or something very cold to the eye to reduce swelling is the main black eye treatment. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a black eye is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Understanding the Symptoms of a Black Eye
Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of a black eye -- and when to call the doctor.
Understanding the Basics of Black Eye
WebMD explains when a black eye is a shiner or a sign of a serious fracture.
Treatment for a Black Eye
WebMD's guide to treating a black eye.
Hyphema (Bleeding in Eye) Treatment
WebMD takes you through first aid steps for treating a bleeding eye, also called hyphema.