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My Eye Sockets Are Swollen
Sunken: Generally no...Unless you would consider plastic surgery. ...Read more
Entropion: Yes because the eyelashes will irritate the conjunctiva and especially the cornea. ...Read more
3yr, increasingly severe pain in eyes/sockets, crustyin am. Saw opthamologist, says eyes look great, glad butstill in pain need advice?
Second opinion: It is hard to diagnosis anything like your symptoms with out seeing and examining your eyes. If an ophthalmologist said things are normal it may be wise to see a neurologist or neuro-ophthalmic specialist. ...Read more
I've been having sometimes severe pains in my eyes. When moving them the pain is in my sockets are hectic. Please tell what I can do about that?
Nonspecific: This symptom complex is not specific to a single diagnosis. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if you;re worried. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Probably: If everything else is normal and she is doing fine, your description is likely normal. If other issues are present, see an eye doctor. ...Read more
Experiencing headache along the back of the head and back of the eye sockets. What am I supposed to do?
Many possibilities: Your symptoms are very gerneral I nature and can have many causes: eye starain from incorrect or no spectacle correction, sinus pressure from infection or allergy, viral infection, dehydration, fever, presbyopia, ocular migraine. Get an eye exam to pinpoint the cause and to develop a treatment. ...Read more
I always get told I look sick. I'm pale and have dark eye sockets. Why and what can I do to help? I'm sick of feeling/looking ill
I get sharp pains when I look up and to the sides with my eyes in the sockets. I do keep sneezing and getting headaches and have been for about 3 days?
You can: Try hydrogen peroxide rinses. Try to keep it around the extracted tooth area. It should help as emergency treatment. Please see your dentist for future treatments. ...Read more
Could be TMJ: Could be related to TMJ issues Get an opinion from an oral surgeon. ...Read more
My son has a fever and his eye sockets are extremrly hot as well as his body why are his eye sockets hot and eyes red and glassy?
Some viral infection: Have this characteristic. One of the more common illnesses that cause a high fever and glassy, red eyes with watery discharge would be influenza. With a fever, the body dilates the blood vessels in the skin to help cool itself, which causes vascular areas like the face to flush and feel warm. Orbital cellulitis causes the eyelids to be red and swollen and needs evaluation. ...Read more
Sounds like...: ...Sinus disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
Good day. I often get constant ache slightly below my forehead around my eye sockets. What is the possible cause?
After I sleep fluid goes deep into my eye sockets causing hollowness creasing. My eyelids look droopy and smaller too what is the name of this disorder?
I wonder: Well I suppose you are referring to your rather deep set eyes that appear small. The eyelids may appear to droop over them (called ptosis). Enophthalmos is the term applied to eyes that are sunken within their sockets, usuallY as a result of orbital trauma. Your eye size does not very unless they are severely dysfunctional. I hope this addresses your question. ...Read more
Sounds like migraine: If it doesn't go away with tylenol, (acetaminophen) alleve, or motrin, then you may have to go to the er for relief. Hope it clears soon. If this is the first one you've ever had, I would recommend you go to the er for a proper work-up now just to play it on the safe side a make sure you don't have something more serious going on. ...Read more
Would pressing hard on the inner eye sockets, area in between the nose make that area more depressed or change the shape?
The bony orbit: Is composed of multiple bones that protect the globe (eye) from trauma and impact. The bony walls are not normally malleable and should not change shape with digital manipulation. The shape of the orbit after childhood does not normally change in axial length or diameter. ...Read more
Part of the tops of cornea have lost color (brown) after eyes shrunk in sockets due to severe dehydration. What is happening? Retinal detachment?
Arcus senilis: I presume you are referring to a whitish grey ring in the cornea that appears all the way around the colored part of the eye. Most commonly this is not due to cholesterol. It is a normal finding in people as the age, called arcus senilis. It can be a sign of elevated cholesterol in people younger than 45. It is more visible/noticeable in individuals with dark coloring of the eye. ...Read more
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Why are my eyes so dry, yellow where my whites are exposed to sun and I feel like my eye sockets are just throbbing causing headaches everyday?
Needs evaluation: Dry eye is a relatively common patient complaint. In most patients it is the result of where you live. In other cases it can be the result of heredity, eye injury, previous surgery (esp LASIK), or an illness such as Sjogren's syndrome. I would try preservative-free artificial tears up to 8x/day, take omega-3 fatty acids, and if persistent would go see your eye doctor. ...Read more
Can floaters be caused by a sinus problem above the eyes or near the nose where eye sockets connect? I've had pain in that corner for two years now.
Unlikely: Floaters are generally caused by small opacities in the vitreous gel contained within the eye (like a holiday snow toy). They are often a part of aging or can represent early signs of a retinal tear. Sinus problems usually are noted below or above the eye where the frontal and maxillary sinuses are located. Inflammation here can cause aching. ...Read more
Got fever & chills yesterday with no apparent reason $ my eyes are red since then and eye sockets are sunken! Drinking extra fluids didn't help either?
Sounds: Like you may have some kind of infection which has led you to become dehydrated ...Read more
Svr migraine 2 days ago with vomiting every 5 minutes for 3 hours. Worst migraine of my life. Now my eye sockets hurt bad & 1 eye is puffy with slight headache. Feel like I got punched. What do I do?
I'm 25 weeks pregnant and II get this strange feeling in my eye sockets like pressure, other times its in my eyes and forehead, what could it be?
Dr. Should evaluate: Most of the time, a headache is not dangerous. However, during pregnancy, it can be a sign of preeclampsia/eclampsia, when blood pressure becomes elevated and protein appears in the urine. You should consider visiting your doctor to make sure you aren't developing preeclampsia. ...Read more
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