I was washing my face after work and noticed that I had a black eye. It is on my right eye lid (next to my nose). I haven't hit it (or been hit on it). I have had no pain, swelling, or loss of vision. What could be the cause, and should I be worried?
Maybe you coughed, sneezed or strained and caused a small vessel to burst. It definitely can happen. Perhaps you are on blood thinners. If you tend to bruise easily or have bleeding gums you should see a medical doctor to be checked for a bleeding disorder.
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