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Eyeball is swollen. quick way to reduce swelling, what to do?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Ice: A cool compress is the fastest way to reduce swelling of the eyelids and tissues around the eyes. Moist cold, such as an ice cube in a moistened paper towel, or a bag of frozen peas works well. Apply the ice for a period of time, and then remove if it becomes uncomfortable, and then re-apply. Elevating the head can help also. Get an exam if trauma is involved, possible infection, vision loss.

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