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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Swelling (Overview)

Eye swelling is due to buildup of fluid in structures around the eye.


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Can complicated migraines cause eye swelling?

Can complicated migraines cause eye swelling?

Of course, migraine: is always a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, partial blackout, weakness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances eye swelling, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
187 doctors shared insights

Eye Swelling (Overview)

Eye swelling is due to buildup of fluid in structures around the eye.


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What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

Depends: Is the swelling of the lids? Is is painless? Swelling can be a reaction to focal infection, or an allergic response. It might also be hereditary angioedema. Or it may be fluid excess from heart failure. 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. ...Read more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist ASAP
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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How can I treat eye swelling?

How can I treat eye swelling?

Depends on cause?: Unilateral or bilateral, rule out allergies, blocked lid glands, trauma , skin allergic reactions, . ...Read more

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My sister says I should get treated because once in a while I get eye swelling? Is he right?

My sister says I should get treated because once in a while I get eye swelling? Is he right?

Possibly: Eye lids can swell from bodily fluid accumulation, local trauma or infection, certain types of chemotherapy or Prednisone and internal mass lesions. If intermittant, the causes are usually more benign. If the swelling is bothersome, get evaluated hopefully when the swelling is present. Your ophthalmolgist can distinguish among these and determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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What's the best treatment to get rid of eye swelling?

What's the best treatment to get rid of eye swelling?

Cold compresses: In general, you should see you eye doctor if you have swelling in or around the eyes. There are things that need to be ruled out as a cause of recent onset swelling such as infections, thyroid problems and even certain types of tumor. The most common cause of eye lid swelling is acute allergic response for which cold compresses are of benefit. ...Read more

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What are some good treatments to make eye swelling go down?

What are some good treatments to make eye swelling go down?

Elevate head night: A black eye is caused by ruptured capillaries and bleeding into the soft and thin-skinned tissues of the eyelids. Swelling often accompanies this. Other than oral arnica montana (available at health food stores) which may help your body reabsorb the bruising and swelling, gravity is your best friend. Sleep with a sofa cushion under your mattress so that your head is above heart level. Dr. Tholen. ...Read more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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How can I get rid of eye swelling?

How can I get rid of eye swelling?

Cool compresses: Cool compresses and possibly antihistamines if allergic. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
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Get annual eye exam
Yearly
Use low vision aids if severe
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Do lots of people get eye swelling, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get eye swelling, or is it unusual?

Frequent: Eye swelling is mostly due to infectious or allergic responses in the lids. Some, like allergy can be painless or itchy, but others like infection can be painful. The conjunctival lining of the eye can swell also and the soft tissue around and behind the eye can swell. There are many causes. You should see your ophthalmologist especially if the vision is dropping or the pain is severe. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get eye swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get eye swelling off and on?

Occasionally: Your eye swelling may be from an allergic phenomenon of which antioedema is the most common from a genetic standpoint. There are other causes with genetic underpinnings but eye swelling is sort of a side effect of things like heart failure, kidney disease and other alterations of overall bodily fluid imbalance. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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Unexplained swelling around eyes appearing at 60 in the mornings. Why?

Unexplained swelling around eyes appearing at 60 in the mornings. Why?

See Eye MD now.: Could be just retained fluid, but could also be an indicator of a metabolic problem like renal insufficiency. You should probably see both your eye md and your pcp. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
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Tell dr the cause of your pink eye (allergic, viral, bacterial)
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Do not use someone else's eye drops
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Why I have swelling around eyes and feel sweaty last night?

Why I have swelling around eyes and feel sweaty last night?

Swelling around eyes: Swelling around eyes can be due to many issue: clogged eyelash glands (meibomian glands); allergies; excess salt (be sure kidney function is normal); genetics (got it from mom or dad); excess rubbing (shiners); aging changes. Cold ice packs might help decrease swelling by constricting blood vessels. See an eyemd if no improvement. See your md about night sweats if persistent as can be a concern. ...Read more

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Rash and swelling around eyes after using new makeup remover. Help?

Rash and swelling around eyes after using new makeup remover. Help?

Allergic reaction: Most likely allergy to the makeup. Stop using and begin cold compresses and if red and itching with some weeping to the skin, an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the affected skin will often cause relief and comfort. Use minimal amount and not in the eye for several times a day. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more