raccoon eye

(redirected from Raccoon Eye Appearance)
A descriptive term for bilateral periorbital accumulations of blood or other substances, likened to the nocturnal North American omnivore, Procyon lotor; this appearance is classically described in periorbital haematomas, often associated with anterior-posterior displacement-type automobile accidents or basilar fractures of the skull; less commonly, the descriptor is applied to the periorbital purpura due to skin infiltration in primary amyloidosis, as a spontaneous event, or after prolonged eye-strain

raccoon eye

Black eyes, raccoon eye appearance A descriptor for bilateral periorbital accumulations of blood or other substances, likened to the nocturnal North American omnivore, Procyon lotor; this Panda bear-like appearance is classically described in periorbital hematomas, often associated with anterior-posterior displacement-type automobile accidents or basilar fractures of the skull; less commonly, the descriptor is applied to the periorbital purpura due to skin infiltration in primary amyloidosis, as a spontaneous event, or after prolonged eye-strain