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Inside Of The Eye Inflammation And Tenderness
I have an internal sty in my left eye, it's really inflammed and sore around the eye, is there anything i can do to speed up the process?
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
Dry eye : Subjective symptoms, tear production and stability, surface dryness and inflammation were significantly related to hormonal fluctuations in the menstrual cycle. In particular, the impairment of these functions appeared to be related to the estrogen peak occurring during the follicular phase, especially in patients with dry eye. The ocular surface is confirmed to be an estrogen-dependent. ...Read more
Red Eye: Eye inflammation can come from many causes: infection, allergy, irritation, physical rubbing, exposure to chemicals in the air like chlorine from a pool, contact solution and the list goes on. You need to see what else is going on. Like itching think allergy, yellow discharge think infection, red only on the exposed part of your eye think irritant or allergy. See a doc to evaluate these. ...Read more
Know the cause: Inflammation means something has caused irritation to the tissue in question. As there are many causes, the first thing to do is find out the cause. An ophthalmologist is an excellent choice for this. Until appointment is made, cold compresses will help with your symptoms. ...Read more
Quck evaluation: Inflammation can be primary or secondary. The effects can be minor or lead to chronic corneal edema, cataract, glaucoma or combinations. It can cause non recoverable blindness and chronic severe pain. It needs immediate evaluation and focused treatment by an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers