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A 40-year-old member asked:

Every morning i wake up with one eye swollen shut?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Conjunctivitis : It maybe an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. I recommend having a healthcare professional.
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Ophthalmology Visit: It is rare to have a constant one sided eye swelling. You must see an Ophthalmologist. There is a condition called Recurrent Erosions or Cogan's Microcystic dystrophy that may do such a thing. Or you may have a lodged foreign body under the upper lid on that eye, which may be a stuck soft contact lens if you wear contact lenses.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

One eye swollen in the morning from contacts?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Allergy or infection: If yu sleep with your contact lens then most likely ii could be infection. If you are not light sensitive, no foreign body sensation or pain with vision change then it can be allergic reaction. Please consult your eye doctor.
Last updated Apr 22, 2019
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