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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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21 yrs old , having sunken eyes with dark circles for past 2 yrs ,not hereditary,using glasses for past 3 yrs,plz tell me possible cause and remedy?

21 yrs old , having sunken eyes with dark circles for  past 2 yrs ,not hereditary,using glasses for past 3 yrs,plz tell me possible cause and remedy?

Allergic rhinitis?: You get sunken eyes with dark circles if you don't get enough sleep, are exhausted and are not well hydrated. But if you feel normal, and still have those symptoms, do you also have runny nose, sneezing in the morning and at other times, without feeling sick? If so, you may have allergic rhinitis (or hay fever). See your doctor who can prescribe effective medicines. ...Read more

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What can relieve swollen eyes caused by allergies?

What can relieve swollen eyes caused by allergies?

See below: There is an otc eye drop, zatidor, which will help. You can also try visine for allergies or naphcon a. ...Read more

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7year old woke up with swollen eyes puss oozing medication not working eyes discoloured , what can cause this?

7year old woke up with swollen eyes puss oozing medication not working eyes discoloured , what can cause this?

Infection: Sounds like an infection, but there could be other causes. Bring him to the ophthalmologist to be examined. ...Read more

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In what way does trauma cause eye pain or swollen eyes?

In what way does trauma cause eye pain or swollen eyes?

Many answers: Pain and swelling can result from tissue injury. Inflammation of the interior eye contetnts will cause pain to light exposure . Pain from a corneal abrasion in obvious. Sweiiling results from blood vessels becoming "leaky" allowing healing cells from the blood stream to get to the damaged tissue to promote healing. ...Read more

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What can cause a moldy/mildew smell under my left armpit and also cause swollen eyes?

What can cause a moldy/mildew smell under my left armpit and also cause swollen eyes?

Swollen: Swollen eyes may result from allergy or infection. If you have allergies, try some zaditor (ketotifen) from the drugstore. If this does not improve in 24 hours, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 years old son woke up with puffy/swollen eyes but no pain. He took sea salt & baking soda bath the night before. Could it b the cause?

My 3 1/2 years old son woke up with puffy/swollen eyes but no pain. He took sea salt & baking soda bath the night before. Could it b the cause?

Puffy eye lid: His puffy eyes could be due irritation from the salt & baking soda, why did use it ? But edema of the eyes could be due to allergies also & lf associated with swelling of hands, feet or scrotum it is a more urgent problem . In either case he has to be checked by his doctor or in ER . Good luck ...Read more

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Can a bee sting on the finger cause swollen eyes after 2 days?

Can a bee sting on the finger cause swollen eyes after 2 days?

No: Reactions that cause symptoms removed from the site of the sting are allergic, and allergic reactions to stings take place within seconds to a few minutes, although symptoms an hour or two later might occur. Not two days. ...Read more

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My eye doctor told me to use zylet 4 times a day every hours . But the eye drops caused me to have a allergic reaction and blurry swollen eyes ?

My eye doctor told me to use zylet 4 times a day every hours . But the eye drops caused me to have a allergic reaction and blurry swollen eyes ?

Stop and see eye MD: Zylet is a steroid and antibiotic drop. Side effects include burning, stinging, hypersensitivity or allergy. Blurry vision a rare side effect, this could be due to allergy or corneal changes but could also be due to an increase in eye pressure (from the steroid). You should inform your doctor, stop the drop ; have an eye exam to check your eye pressure. Try using artificial tears in the meantime. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy for tired and swollen eyes? Think it may be caused by lack of sleep and too much use of tranquilizer to try to rest. Thanks

Yes, there is!: Diet can make so much difference that you would be able to get rid of the tranquilizer. The worst part of the american diet is all the man made stuff that we were never designed to eat. Eat only god made food. Get rid of all forms of sugar, sweeteners, caffeine, candy, chocolate etc. It sounds like purgatory but that is how we were designed. ...Read more

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What are causes of an abnormally swollen eye and what can be done to treat it?

Several causes: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do you think is the cause of my swollen eye ?

Need doctor's help! what do you think is the cause of my swollen eye ?

Eye swelling: Has many possible causes. You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and what treatment should be used to help this. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a swollen eye?

What causes rid of a swollen eye?

Allergies : Allergies cause swollen eyelids. Cold compress can relieve the swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for itching. If it persists or gets worse go to your doctor. It could also be other problems. ...Read more

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Can a sunburn cause a swollen eye?

Can a sunburn cause a swollen eye?

Yes: Yes, a sunburn on the eyelid skin can cause it to swell. Sun exposure to the eye over the long term can lead to growths on the eye: pinguecula, pterygium, or other abnormal growths. Sun protection for the eye and around the eye is best. ...Read more

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Can vaccinations cause a swollen eye?

Can vaccinations cause a swollen eye?

No it will not but: This is not a normal reaction to getting shots, bur very rarely some infants can get an acute allergic reaction which may start with swelling of the eyes and may lead to anaphylaxis.It is written as a side effect but in 48 years of giving shots to babies, children of all ages and adults I have never encoutered that and I do not worry about it when i give vaccine shots to my patients. ...Read more

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How do you treat swollen eye caused by shingles?

How do you treat swollen eye caused by shingles?

Seek help if needed: If the swelling bothers you or is severe enough, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How can you treat swollen eye caused by shingles?

How can you treat swollen eye caused by shingles?

Treat shingles: The swollen eyelids are a result of the shingles, which should be treated with oral antiviral medications. If the eyelids are involved, you should be evaluated by an eye md for possible eyeball involvement as well. ...Read more

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Can hay fever cause 1 swollen eye?

Possible: Hay fever causes an allergic reaction, which could be asymmetric. If the eye stays swollen after using cool compresses, over the counter antihistamines or over the counter ketotifen (allergy eye drop), then see your eye md. ...Read more

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Can hay fever cause these swollen eye symptoms?

Can hay fever cause these swollen eye symptoms?

Yes: Swollen eyes, sometimes called "allergic shiners" can occur from allergies. The conjunctival membrane that essentially "covers" the white part of the eye and eyelid can get inflammed from allergies. The blood vessels that surround the eye can get dilated from the inflammation and cause swelling as well. This leads to the "bluish" discoloration around the eyes. ...Read more

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What causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?

What causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?

May be the tear duct: You do not mention what part of the eye. If it is close to the tear duct, sometimes in newborns and slightly older infants, a tear duct occlusion may cause local swelling to the area. ...Read more

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Should doctors give steroids to a 17 yr old for a terribly swollen eye caused by a bug bite?

Reasonable: For the acute allergy based reaction of a bug bite on eyelids, a pulse corticosteroid treatment is very reasonable to reduce eyelid swelling, itchiness, and discomfort. A brief treatment is not likely to impose any unfavorable health consequences. ...Read more

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I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin for 2 months... I also have allergies. I woke up with a swollen eye . What could cause this?

I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin for 2 months... I also have allergies. I woke up with a swollen eye . What could cause this?

Swollen eye: If you've been on those 2 meds for 2 months, it'd be strange for it to cause a reaction all of a sudden now. Couple things can cause a swollen eye: allergies, trauma (a scratch), a stye, infection (pink eye or cellulitis). Concerning symptoms include significant discharge, pain, and blurry vision. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin for 2 months... I also have allergies. I woke up with a swollen eye . What could cause this?

Many possibilities: This could certainly be part of an allergic reaction, but unlikely related to Lexapro (escitalopram) or klonopin. Most allergic reactions to medication occur very soon after starting the medication. ...Read more

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I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin for 2 months... I also have allergies. I woke up with a swollen eye . What could cause this?

Psychotropic meds: It is doubtful that unilateral eye swelling two months into taking these medications was responsible. ...Read more

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Eyelid is swollen eye is watery an blurred vision and also sometimes pain in eye an sharp head ache pains on the same side. What could be the cause ?

Eyelid is swollen eye is watery an blurred vision and also sometimes pain in eye an sharp head ache pains on the same side. What could be the cause ?

Get Eval.: The answer depends upon how long you have had it, how much vision disturbance you have, whether it is strictly one-sided, your age, other health, and other criteria. However, some significant problems can be related. Get ophthalmological evaluation. Depending on what is seen the doctor can refine the possibilities. Consider Cluster HA, SUNCT syndrome, cavernous vein, glaucoma, other. ...Read more

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Does wearing glasses make eyes sunken?

Does wearing glasses make eyes sunken?

May be an illusion: Wearing glasses will not physically change the eyes, it just optically corrects the focusing of the image so that it is clear to the eye. Wearing nearsighted glasses (myopia) can give the illusion that the eyes appear to be smaller and possibly sunken back, while farsighted glasses (like reading glasses) make the eyes look larger. This is a magnification effect based on the power of the lens. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

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