Eye Ecchymosis

Eye Ecchymosis

Eye ecchymosis is the following situation: the eye's surrounding tissues are bruised, causing eye swelling and skin discoloration. Eye trauma usually makes blood and fluid to accumulate, causing eye ecchymosis.

Eye ecchymosis usually has the following symptoms: topical pain, swelling, dark discoloration, slight headache. The patient should have a complete eye exam, as it can help to detect hyphema, retinal detachment or other hidden problems.

The usual causes include: eye injury, facial injury, skull fracture, skin infection, allergy, cellulitis. If the symptom is mild, cold therapy can help to reduce the swelling. In serious cases, the patient should consult an ophthalmologist.