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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Seborrhoic dermatiti: You may have seborrhic dermatitis affecting your eyelids. Its best to see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis.
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allerg ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
A little swollen?: Dryness and redness can be due to dry eye syndrome. See my blog on step ladder to dry eye. Swollen eye lids can be due to allergy, aging, fat pad migr ... Read More

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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not sure: Usually with the stye you have some swelling. You did not discuss your age and certain problems especially when we get older like increase I pressure ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Eye symptoms: Your symptoms, especially the shadow over part of vision, indicate the need for you to see an opthalmologist ASAP. You MAY have a retinal tear. Peac ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Eye exam: Never delay eye examination and treatment if you have had a herpes breakout of any kind. You must be evaluated and examined by a health care eye profe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye surface inflamme: Episcleritis is an inflammation of the interspace between the conjunctiva and the underlying white of the eye. It has no known cause. The eye gets q ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Many things.: The disease is often from association with other diseases like wegener's granulomatosis or rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be from disorders of men ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Corneal ulcer: The spot is probably on the cornea, the crystal over the brown iris. As you wear contacts and feel something, it most likely is an ulcer. If it is n ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
May need an exam: Some people can get a self-limited episode of inflammation on the sclera (white of the eye) with a patch of redness called episcleritis. There may be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Inflammation: You may have an inflammatory or infectious cause of your eye irriation. Stop all over the counter eye medications and make an appointment for a full e ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Uveitis: If you mean a red ring around your cornea it is called ciliary injection, and it is seen when the uvea, which iris is part of, is inflamed. Must see ... Read More

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