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Eye Contusion

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by Marlow A

(Black Eye; Blunt Eye Injury; Ecchymosis)



American Academy of Opthalmology

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Eye Institute



Canadian Ophthalmological Society

Public Health Agency of Canada



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