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Right upper eyelid is swollen. Eye brow looks swollen too. No injury. No bloodshot eye. Cant see a stye. Please help. Thank you very much.
See an Eye MD: Might be an atypical stye, but might be something more serious such as an infection of the large tear gland. You should see an eye md as an emergency.
Many causes: There are many potential causes of red eyes unrelated to to trauma. These include ocular surfaces conditions such as dry eyes, blepharitis and allergies, although there are other potential causes as well. A thorough eye examination can shed some light on the issue.See 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Without more details and an exam. Could be many things. If it is persistent, then I would recommend having it looked at. Good luck.
Many things: You need to see an eye doctor to make sure the cause for you is not a serious cause.
Few weeks: Blood takes a few weeks to resolve.
Few days to few week: It depends on how much hemorrhage is there, it will get absorped slowly in few days or few weeks by itself.
My son has a bloodshot eye and he's had it since yesterday. I've jus noticed its bloodshot in the other eye aswell now so I don't no what this is?
Possible infection: Conjunctivitis or "pink eye" very commonly starts in one eye and then goes to the other. Sometimes "bloodshot eyes" can be a subconjunctival hemorrhage or "popped blood vessel" but this is rare to be in both eyes at once. If he starts to develop a discharge or other symptoms, he should be seen by an ophthalmologist to see if antibiotic drops are required.See 1 more doctor answer
Some thoughts: Couple common problems can do this: corneal abrasion (scratched eye)-perhaps something got into that eye. Subconjunctival hemorrhage-when a tiny blood vessel beneath the surface of the eye breaks (not always assoc with a known injury). It's usually painless and resolves w/in 2 wks w/o specific tx. If you have other bleeding/bruising problems, high bp, vision loss/changes, significant pain see doc.
Tx cause: Depends on the cause. If from "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc. Good luck!
Many things: If it actually looks like a small amt of blood, could be a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is common, painless and doesn't affect vision. Other causes of red eyes (of which there are many) can have an asymmetric presentation, anything from pink eye, blepharitis, dry eye, allergies, hsv conjunctivitis, etc. Mild cases of these things may not cause pain.
Variable: Bloodshot eyes will clear at different rates depending upon the cause. Allergic might clear overnight with antiallergic eyedrops, viral infections clear in 3-10 days. Bacterial more rapidly with topical antibiotics. Eyes with subconjunctival hemorrhage might take two weeks to clear out the blood. Alcoholic induced blood shot eyes might clear overnight.See 1 more doctor answer
Possible infection: A bloodshot eye can be caused by many things, including trauma, infection, inflammation, dryness, and many others. Cause also depends on if you wear contact lenses, or if there is pain, or if there is blurred vision. A bloodshot eye is always a reason to visit your eye doctor ASAP. Do not rely on over-the-counter remedies to help you.