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should i see a specialist for eye swelling, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye doc is best: Usually not handled by your family doctor. Is the swelling of the lids? Is is painless? Swelling can be a reaction to focal infection, or an allergic response. If the swelling is behind the eye it may be infectious. What seems to be swelling may be thyroid infiltration or a tumor. If persistent, it needs evaluation by your ophthalmologist.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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