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Doctor insights on: Inflammation On Eye

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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How to treat eye irritation on one side near exterior lacrimal in corner of eye (canuc lacrim?

How to treat eye irritation on one side near exterior lacrimal in corner of eye (canuc lacrim?

Eye irritation: The question to be addressed is what is causing the irritation you are experiencing. An ophthalmologist can address this issue. ...Read more

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Blisters on lower eye lid?

Blisters on lower eye lid?

Examination: Blisters are always somewhat worrisome and providing possibilities doesn't help you very much. I advise an examination by an ophthalmologist to correctly diagnose and treat. Concerns would be herpetic lesions, particularly if painful. ...Read more

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Swollen sac on cheek under eye, cause and treatment?

Swollen sac on cheek under eye, cause and treatment?

Possible infection: A swollen sac on the cheek can represent a number of possible problems. One potential cause is an infection. An examination by a physician is necessary to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red eyelid on corner of eye and very dry flaky skin on corner of eye. Treated with methylprednisotone aceponate but temporary effect, what to do?

Red eyelid on corner of eye and very dry flaky skin on corner of eye. Treated with methylprednisotone aceponate but temporary effect, what to do?

Angular blepharitis.: There is a distinct entity that affects the corners of the eye called angular blepharitis. It can be allergic/atopic in nature, but commonly can also be associated with bacterial infection and would require treatment with antibiotics. If steroids like Methylprednisolone aceponate have not helped, you should be re-evaluated by an eye md (ophthalmologist) for the necessity of antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What relieves itching eyes on the outside of the eye, more like the eyelids area?

What relieves itching eyes on the outside of the eye, more like the eyelids area?

Try these: I typically recommend moisturizing/lubricating eye drops as a first approach for these symptoms. If this isn't sufficient then next i'd usually suggest an allergy eye drop (anti-histamine). Avoid long-term decongestant drop usage. Also, if you wear it, consider whether you might be reacting to makeup or some other topical facial product you're using. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause redness on the sclera of the eye?

What can cause redness on the sclera of the eye?

The list is long: Redness of the sclera or the covering conjunctiva is due to dilated blood vessels on either surface. The possible reasons for this phenomenon are dry eye, infection of the eye, inflammation inside of the eye, irritation to the surface of the eye, blood, chronic dilation of the blood vessels from poor sleep or chronic use of visine. You will need to see your eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Swollen eye with white dot inside of the eye lid. Redness and tender under the eye. What shall I do?

Swollen eye with white dot inside of the eye lid. Redness and tender under the eye. What shall I do?

See eye doctor: whenever you're not sure what to do, see your PCP. They will arrange referral if needed. The eye is an extension of the brain. So don't try to take care of it yourself. Call in the experts! You'll be in great hands! Take care now. ...Read more

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Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Consult opthalmologi: Please consult an eye doc ASAP. You will need treatment. It could be Herpes, do you have vesicles(bluster)? Heat pack will not help but cold compressor will be more soothing. feel better! ...Read more

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Eye strain, swollen lid, black spot on eyelid. What could it be?

Eye strain, swollen lid, black spot on eyelid. What could it be?

Anything!: Difficult to diagnose with just a handful of words over the internet. That being said, eyes are critical organs; i would definitely seek immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Could fml (fluorometholone) corticosteroid eye drops "take out the red" veins in your eyes?

Could fml (fluorometholone) corticosteroid eye drops "take out the red" veins in your eyes?

Yes: Corticosteroid eyedrops can reduce some types of inflammation but should only be used under direction of an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can posterior ethmoid mucocele put enough pressure on eye to cause eye floaters?

Can posterior ethmoid mucocele put enough pressure on eye to cause eye floaters?

Unlikely: These lesions gradually put more pressure on the eye if they break through the bone barrier between the orbit and the ethmoid sinus. This will not cause floaters although if the eye is being pushed out of position, it might cause existing floaters to be more noticeable. An ENT doctor can help with removal of this mucocoele. ...Read more

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Does pink eye cause pain in the back of the eye?

Does pink eye cause pain in the back of the eye?

Not usually: Pink eye pain is usually more surface irritation. There could be a sinus pain associated with pink eye or it could be something more serious that needs evaluating. ...Read more

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