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bruised eye

Hello. My mother woke up this morning with a black eye that is painless. It's actually bruised around the upper left eyelid and around the side of the eye closer to the nose. Nothing underneath the eye. She hasn't been hurt in any way and it is painless which I find strange since all the black eyes i've always had have been tender to the touch. She did mention she had the urge to sneeze two times last night but then it went away and she never actually sneezed.

Any ideas? Could it be serious?

Thanks!
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She should see an eye MD to discuss the problem and examine her.

JCH MD
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