A 31-year-old female asked:
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my left eyeball is swollen. the swollen part is red. it's on the top of my eye under the lid. there's pressure and some pain. what could this be?

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Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor ASAP: This could be orbital cellulitis. You already feel pressure, so it is very important you need to see a doctor get a full check up asap.
Answered on Feb 19, 2020

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