A 36-year-old member asked:
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what is the best way to treat swollen eyes?

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Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: If you do not have a fever, and there is not a lot of redness or discharge, or vision changes, you can try cool compresses to decrease swelling. If this does not work, please see an eye doctor.
Answered on Nov 13, 2012
Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: Without more information, it is hard to say what would work. If the swelling is from a stye, hot compresses, but if allergies, cold works better. You need to see an eye doctor to get an idea of the cause before the appropriate treatment can be chosen.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: Without more information, it is hard to say what would work. If the swelling is from a stye, hot compresses, but if allergies, cold works better. You need to see an eye doctor to get an idea of the cause before the appropriate treatment can be chosen.
Answered on Dec 4, 2015
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