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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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My lower eyelid is puffy and is red, and a deep wrinkle developed, i think i may have applied my serum/lotion too close to my eye?

My lower eyelid is puffy and is red, and a deep wrinkle developed, i think i may have applied my serum/lotion too close to my eye?

Discontinue lotion: If you have itching or irritation without pain you could start with cool compresses and benadyl. If you have pain see your doctor promptly. ...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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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

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My top eyelids puffy due to oil gland buildup .Can i put a cream on top eyelid to soften or mayb reduce inflammatory look?

My top eyelids puffy due to oil gland buildup .Can i put a cream on top eyelid to soften or mayb reduce inflammatory look?

Sounds allergic: What you describe sounds more like a allergic reaction to something you put on your eyelids. I would avoid all make up and try to find out what is causing this. You can use a steroid used for eyelids but this should be prescribed for you after you have been seen by an MD as you cannot just put any steroid on the eyelid. Duct inflammation another possible cause. See MD for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I noticed my upper eyelid is getting puffier and thicker. No surgery but any ways for the fat to go away? Would losing weight help? I'm 130lbs 5'6

I noticed my upper eyelid is getting puffier and thicker. No surgery but any ways for the fat to go away? Would losing weight help? I'm 130lbs 5'6

Don't worry about wt: You probably are slightly heavier than you might be but losing weight will not affect the lids. What does your mother look like in her eyelids? The fat pads around the eyes are generally resistant to body weight issues unless you are seriously overweight. If your lids are a functional or cosmetic issue, then see an oculoplastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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Does antihistamine pills like Zyrtec (cetirizine) help with the lower eyelid puffiness?

Does antihistamine pills like Zyrtec (cetirizine) help with the lower eyelid puffiness?

It Can: If your lower eyelid puffiness is caused by allergies then Zyrtec might help though a nasal steroid spray like Nasacort (triamcinolone) or Flonase will work better. If your eyelid puffiness is from lack of sleep or genetics then it will not help. ...Read more

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I had recurrent right upper eyelid edema and puffiness the left eyelid is normal there is no pain or redness or itching increase especially sleep?


I had recurrent right upper eyelid edema and puffiness the left eyelid is normal there is no pain or redness or itching increase especially sleep?

Infection?: Please see y our doctor. You MAY have an infection. Also, eyelids can get weak muscles over time. But since you mention only one eyelid, that is less likely. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When I have a migraine, my face swells (lips/puffy eyes). Tonight my eyelids are still puffy. Could this be allergic migr? Could this occur 4 any migr

When I have a migraine, my face swells (lips/puffy eyes). Tonight my eyelids are still puffy. Could this be allergic migr? Could this occur 4 any migr

Migraine: Migraine headaches do not typically cause swollen eyelids. Perhaps you are having an allergy attack with sinus headache. Migraines are generally pounding headaches on one side of the head with or without a visual disturbance (aura). ...Read more

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My daughter lower eyelids red and puffy her doctor said that it was just inflamed and told me to putwarm cloth with water 4times a day but it hasent go away and iam worry please help.?

My daughter lower eyelids red and puffy her doctor said that it was just inflamed and told me to putwarm cloth with water 4times a day but it hasent go away and  iam worry please help.?

Give it a few days: This is a common therapy for what you describe. I would give it a few days to look better before asking your doctor to reassess the situation. If you begin to notice a crusty discharge from the eyes or the redness begins to extend beyond its initial area call back earlier. ...Read more

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Spent all day crying yestrdy .I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy..Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Spent all day crying yestrdy .I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy..Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Eyelid edema: Following intense emotional situations with crying, runny nose, and lots of wiping eyelids and nose secretions, the eyelids often swell, eyes look red, and the ocular surface may be slightly irritated. Mucous is generated by the eye in response to the irritation. Sometimes contamination can be introduced into the eye with all the wiping. Not usually an infection results, but if worse, see eye doc. ...Read more

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Puffy/swollen left eyelid for six months my left eyelid has been puffy and swollen for six months. Alleregy meds haven't done a thing for me. I went to dr and it isnt pink eye or anything of that nature. The puffiness is now on my left side of my face too

Puffy/swollen left eyelid for six months my left eyelid has been puffy and swollen for six months. Alleregy meds haven't done a thing for me. I went to dr and it isnt pink eye or anything of that nature. The puffiness is now on my left side of my face too

Many : Many many things can cause swollen eyelids (lid edema). Strange that it is just on one side. If has ben going on for six months, it is probably not an infection. It could be an allergic reaction to something. The confusing part is the one-sided-ness. I would see a local specialist to have it looked at and evaluated. ...Read more

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Under eye wrinkles, eyelid puffyness from lack of sleep. What do I do?

Under eye wrinkles, eyelid puffyness from lack of sleep. What do I do?

Get sleep.: Interestingly sleep can actually make lower eyelid swelling worse because fluid accumulates in the head and neck region when the head is down at night. Sleeping with the head of thereby slightly elevated (without kinking or tucking your neck) may help. Manual lymphatic drainage may also help. Lower eyelid peels may help. Retinoids may help. Lasers may help. Eventual surgery may be the best option. ...Read more