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white part of the eye is swollen

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis: By the sound of your description, the red-watery swelling of the white part-the conjunctiva-is irritated. Conjunctivitis may be viral, bacterial, alle ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Levin
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Possible infection: If an eye is swollen, red, and "secreting fluid, " it is very possible that there is an infection or conjunctivitis. If the lid is swollen, pain with ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Another possibility: Besides the answer above... Your brother could simply be experiencing chemosis of the conjunctiva, which is when clear fluid builds up over the white ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
I : I would not delay seeking medical care at an emergency department to evaluate the cause of the swelling. This has potential to effect his vision in t ... Read More
Dr. Elise Leonard
42 years experience Ophthalmology
If : If his vision is good, you can use cold compresses to try to reduce the swelling. If anything worsens, seek medical attention immediately.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: The soft tissue surrounding the eye will often puff up for a couple days after such a bite. The response is a protective one where the capillaries lea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Stye: these are most likely styes or glandular cyst of the eyelid. Treated with drainage and or antibiotic drops and warm compresses
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
27 years experience Ophthalmology
You : You might have a slight infection of the meibomian gland at the base of the eyelids. Since you have had no improvement with hot compress, see your ey ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See Dr if persists: Swelling of eye lid(s) on just one side, with no evidence of conjunctivitis, may possibly be due to an insect bite on the eyelid? Another possibility ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
?conjunctivitis: This could be a viral infection-conjunctivitis. With so much inflammation, you should have a physician evaluate and treat you now.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rinse repeatedly: and well with saline (clean water if that is not available).
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Your : Your daughter should be evaluated by her physician as soon as possible today. Based on the exam she may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatmen ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
See eye doctor: whenever you're not sure what to do, see your PCP. They will arrange referral if needed. The eye is an extension of the brain. So don't try to take ca ... Read More
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