Ice and cold packs can reduce the pain, swelling, and bleeding of an injury. Cold therapy is usually used immediately after an injury.
For an eye injury, use one of the following methods:
Do not use chemical cooling packs. If the pack leaks, the chemicals could cause more eye damage. Do not use a raw piece of meat on a black eye.
|William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Last Revised||November 3, 2013|
Last Revised: November 3, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
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