black eye


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black eye

ecchymosis of the lids and their surroundings.

black eye

n.
1. A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
2. A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.

black eye

colloquial; contusion around the eye with bruising, discoloration, and swelling. It is usually treated for the first 24 hours with ice packs to reduce swelling, then with hot compresses to aid in resorption of blood from the hematoma. Also called periorbital ecchymosis.
Therapeutics A blackened conjunctival nodule in patients using norepinephrine eye drops due to an adrenochrome pigmented metabolite
Traumatology Raccoon eyes

black eye

(blak ī)
Ecchymosis of the lids and their surroundings.

black eye

A collection of blood released into the tissues around the eye, just under the thin, and relatively transparent, eyelid skin. The medical term is rather more impressive-periorbital haematoma.
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