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Would spending too much time on technology make my eyelid more puffier? As I spend more time on my phone, my eyelid are more becoming more heavier.

Would spending too much time on technology make my eyelid more puffier? As I spend more time on my phone, my eyelid are more becoming more heavier.

Technology & eyes: Staring at a computer or phone can dry the eyes because we do not move them around the way we would do otherwise. Please see your doc to make sure all is well medically. Then, remember to move your eyes a little rather than staring at the screen. Look at something else completely every 20 minutes or so for a minute or so. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've always had puffy lower eyelids in the morning, but now my upper eyelids get puffy too. Is this normal?

I've always had puffy lower eyelids in the morning, but now my upper eyelids get puffy too. Is this normal?

Maybe: Puffiness of the lower and upper lids can result from fluid retention, sometimes worse in the morning due to lying horizontally while sleeping. When you stand up, gravity pulls the fluid down. The most common cause of "puffy" lower lids is fat prolapsing forward mimicking swelling. The upper lid skin can stretch and become redundant with age appearing swollen. ...Read more

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If my eyes are watery and eyelids are puffy what do I have?

If my eyes are watery and eyelids are puffy what do I have?

Allergy: It sounds like allergy. Allergic reaction around the eye or in the eye causes watery, red eye and swollen lids. Please use ice pack over the lids and wash your eye with cold water while the lids are close. There are allergy meds for it too. ...Read more

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I was hit in the head with a softball on yesterday. The swelling is gone but now around my eyelid is puffy?

I was hit in the head with a softball on yesterday.  The swelling is gone but now around my eyelid is puffy?

Eyelid swelling: After an injury like this it is not uncommon to have swelling in the eyelids as the fluid associated with the site of impact settles to the eyelid area via lymphatic vessels. It will even flow from one side of the face to the other. More importantly one must rule out closed head injury or concussions along with local injury to any tissues invloved, especially to the eye if this is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I have eyelid surgery if I have glaucoma? My eyelids are puffy and sag, and sometimes they droop into my field of vision. I want to have this corrected with eyelid surgery, but I have glaucoma. Can i still get the surgery or are there any other option

Can I have eyelid surgery if I have glaucoma? My eyelids are puffy and sag, and sometimes they droop into my field of vision. I want to have this corrected with eyelid surgery, but I have glaucoma. Can i still get the surgery or are there any other option

Yes. : Glaucoma by itself does not preclude you from getting upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). However, if you have had a trabeculectomy or shunt procedure for glaucoma, then the surgeon should be more judicious in recommending upper eyelid surgery and be more conservative with skin excision. Exposure of the filtering bleb from excessive skin excision can lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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I have a massive spider bite on my eyelid. It's puffy, a little red and very itchy. I'm not positive but I believe a spider bit me.

I have a massive spider bite on my eyelid. It's puffy, a little red and very itchy. I'm not positive but I believe a spider bit me.

Staph Infection: There is a world wide epidemic of Staph Infections. Nearly all patients with this infection claim at first that it is a spider bite. You must urgently get to the doctor and get the appropriate testing and treatment. Do not let this get any worse. ...Read more

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My eyelid was puffy when i woke up this morning, what can I do? When i woke up this morning my upper eyelid was puffy and sore. How can I get the inflammation to go away?

My eyelid was puffy when i woke up this morning, what can I do? When i woke up this morning my upper eyelid was puffy and sore. How can I get the inflammation to go away?

Your : Your symptoms suggest a stye, or blocked eyelid gland. The best treatment is warm compresses with a moist washcloth for several minutes four times daily. This will usually give improvement within one or two days. If your eyelid does not improve, you will need to see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My lower left eyelid is puffy could I have an infection. My eyes look clear and I have no vision problems.?

My lower left eyelid is puffy could I have an infection. My eyes look clear and I have no vision problems.?

YES, A STYE: A stye is a painful blocked 'gland in your eyelid' (pictured: on the upper lid). General treatment is warm compresses. You may need an antibiotic drop or ointment. Rarely, an opthomologist may have to do a procedure to 'cure it.'. ...Read more

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Woke up with my right eyelid very puffy and pink - no itching or redness of my eye, it just feels difficult to open my eye completely. What to do?

Woke up with my right eyelid very puffy and pink - no itching or redness of my eye, it just feels difficult to open my eye completely. What  to do?

See the Doc: I would not mess around with eye issues as you do not want it to progress into an overt eye infection such as Conjunctivitis ("Pink Eye"). As described, it may allergy mediated, so in the mean time, you could try some allergy meds before the dr. can see you. good luck. ...Read more

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My eyelids are puffy. Both of my eyes are not very puffy it is only minor however my blood vessels look kind of irratated , though my eyes do not hurt?

My eyelids are puffy. Both of my eyes are not very puffy it is only minor however my blood vessels look kind of irratated , though my eyes do not hurt?

Blepharitis: Your description sounds like blepharitis which is inflammation if the eyelids due to blocked up oil glands. I would try warm compresses with over-the-counter scrubs 2x/day, omega-3 oral supplements. If no improvement, you may need a course of an antibiotic/steroid ointment. You may consider seeing an eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis as well. ...Read more

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Can wearing eyeglasses cause my eyelids to look puffy?

Can wearing eyeglasses cause my eyelids to look puffy?

Maybe: Certain prescriptions of glasses, often for large amounts of far-sightedness, can magnify the appearance of the eyes and structures around the eyes, like the eyelids. I do not recall a patient ever specifically saying that their glasses made their eyelids look "puffy", though. ...Read more

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My left eyelid has been puffy for a week and when i ice it it goes down slightly but never all the way, then when i wake up it is puffy again. How can I fix this?

My left eyelid has been puffy for a week and when i ice it it goes down slightly but never all the way, then when i wake up it is puffy again. How can I fix this?

Possible causes: The skin around the eyelid is very thin and prone to swelling and fluid retention. It could be swelling from inflammation (e.g., allergy eye, contact lens overwear), or simply an accumulation of fluid while you are horizontal (asleep). Do you eat a lot of salt in your diet? Do you sleep on the left side of your head? Once you are vertical, this latter type of swelling tends to go down. ...Read more

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Upper eyelid puffy from lash extensions, what should I do?

Upper eyelid puffy from lash extensions, what should I do?

See an Eye MD: You could be having an allergic reaction to the glue or worse. You must be seen by an ophthalmologist. We never recommend eyelash extensions. In the future consider latisse (bimatoprost). ...Read more

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23 year old son has had swollen eyelids, puffy face and headaches for 4, 5 days, could this be serious, should we see dr.

23 year old son has had swollen eyelids, puffy face and headaches for 4, 5 days, could this be serious, should we see dr.

Multiple Complaints: He needs to be evaluated asap to rule out something serious. Puffy eyelids, face, headache (increased blood pressure), dark urine are signs of kidney disease. No more delay. Also needs to rule out substance abuse! ...Read more