Black eye symptoms may include:

  • Pain around the eye;
  • Swelling around the eye, which can be mild at first, then increasing later. Swelling may make it difficult to open the eye;
  • Discoloration (like a bruise) around the eye. The skin around the eye may be red at first, then grows darker, progressing to purple, yellow, green or black;
  • Blurred vision.

Signs of a more serious head injury require medical attention, and may include the following:

  • Double vision;
  • Vision loss;
  • Blood on the eyeball surface;
  • Inability to move the eye;
  • Severe or ongoing headache;
  • Fainting/loss of consciousness;
  • Blood or fluid coming from the ears or nose;