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Blister On Eyeball
Occasionally both my eyes swell almost shut and I have what looks like a water blister on my eyeball what is this my eyes really only itch briefly?
Allergic reaction: This is most likely an allergic reaction to something in your environment. Pets, pollen, mold, soaps or cosmetics are the most common offenders. Avoiding contact with them helps if possible. Try a non-prescription antihistamine eye drop, an oral antistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and cool compresses on your eyes when the problem occurs. If not better see your doctor. ...Read more
See an eye doctor: Allergic conjunctivitis(allergens,dust,smoke,sun,bug bite) can cause blisters on the eye but you should see an eye doctor to rule out other causes. If you haven't tried OTC eye drops yet try one that is for allergies. Try to avoid things that may irritate your eye-rubbing, smoke, bright sunlight until you follow up with a doctor. ...Read more
See an eye doctor: You need exam, but most likely it can be incised and drained. ...Read more
I have what appears 2 be a blood blister on my rt eyeball. Pain is that of a bruise or severe eye strain. I've tried flushing often, warm compress...
How long...: Are we talking about? Are the blisters on one side or both? Upper and lower lid? Pain that accompanies the blisters? New skincare products? Sun exposure? Are they really blisters or solid bumps like skin tags? The most worrisome thing would be Shingles and you are the correct age for that. If these are new, on one side and accompanied and preceeded by tingling or burning pain see MD right away. ...Read more
Sometimes: If you are describing a conjunctival cyst, they sometimes need to be removed surgically. ...Read more
Conjunctival cysts: Blisters on the whites of your eyes, in the absence of any redness or other symptoms, are called conjunctival cysts. They typically occur spontaneously and often resolve on their own. Sometimes if they do cause some eye irritation, then they can be treated by an ophthalmologist in his office. If you have multiple cysts, then you should be evaluated. ...Read more
Examination: Blisters are always somewhat worrisome and providing possibilities doesn't help you very much. I advise an examination by an ophthalmologist to correctly diagnose and treat. Concerns would be herpetic lesions, particularly if painful. ...Read more