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Is it normal if my left cheekbone are eye more prominent than my right?

Is it normal if my left cheekbone are eye more prominent than my right?

Whwn did this start?: If this has been your facial configuration for all or most of your life, it may be a congenital situation; however, if this is recent, see an ophthalmologist or a head and neck surgeon. ...Read more

Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more


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Can a broken cheekbone cause eye damage if untreated?

Can a broken cheekbone cause eye damage if untreated?

If a zygoma: Fracture also breaks through the floor of the orbital rim ; the inferior rectus muscle becomes entrapped that can certainly cause eye damage. ...Read more

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Could a broken cheekbone cause eye damage if untreated?

Could a broken cheekbone cause eye damage if untreated?

Possibly: It depends upon the type of trauma and the area of the injury. Get an examination by an Oculoplastic Surgeon or General Ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a swelling just above my right cheekbone and just below my eye. There is no pain but when I look downwards slightly it is noticeable.

I have a swelling just above my right cheekbone and just below my eye. There is no pain but when I look downwards slightly it is noticeable.

Must be seen: This must be looked at by a physician. It may need imaging. It sounds like it's the maxillary sinus area or a tear duct blockage. An ear nose and throat doc would be able to diagnose this for you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have puffiness under my eye at top of cheekbone-how do I get rid of this and what causes it?

I have puffiness under my eye at top of cheekbone-how do I get rid of this and what causes it?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html sinus and allergy problems can also be involved in this type of swelling. ...Read more

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My eyes are red and under my eyes and down to my cheekbone is also red.Dry itchy and tender to the touch. Are there any home remedies for this.

My eyes are red and under my eyes and down to my cheekbone is also red.Dry itchy and tender to the touch. Are there any home remedies for this.

Allergy/blepharitis: This could be blepharitis (lid inflammation), infection, eczema or allergy. Treat blepharitis with warm compresses to eyelids x 10 min 2x/d ; baby shampoo eyelid scrubs. If allergy, stop any new eye creams, cleansers, make up, drops ; take oral antihistamine (claratin/benadryl). See your eye doctor to rule out infection. They may prescribe antibiotics or steroid cream depending on diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have pain in my eye socket mostly when I move my eye and blink. My skin by the pain (just above the cheekbone) is red?

I have pain in my eye socket mostly when I move my eye and blink. My skin by the pain (just above the cheekbone) is red?

Eye Specialist soon: 21 year old male says, I have pain in my eye socket mostly when I move my eye and blink. My skin by the pain (just above the cheekbone) is red? If no history of Trauma it is most likely an infection in/ around the Eye. Either way, The Eye Specialist, Ophthalmologist is the best option and should be seen soonest. Don't wait. Wish you well. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a twitch at the top of my left cheekbone under my left eye, not painful. Not a continuous twitch but a frequent one. No pain.

I am experiencing a twitch at the top of my left cheekbone under my left eye,  not painful.  Not a continuous twitch but a frequent one.  No pain.

Twitch: Muscle twitching is a common problem. It often involves small muscles of the face. Causes include fatigue stress dehydration and caffeine use. These are typically not painful. It can occur in other sites of the body. Track the frequency and see if you can identify any triggers. ...Read more

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I fell on the left side of my face today.. My cheekbone is swollenand my eye a lil black around it. Head is pounding. Should i go get it checked out?

I fell on the left side of my face today.. My cheekbone is swollenand my eye a lil black around it. Head is pounding. Should i go get it checked out?

See a trauma doctor: I would have your situation checked out. Proper physical examination and imaging studies will determine whether or not you have a zygomatic (cheek bone) fracture or an orbital fracture. Such trauma can indirectly affect the globe of your eye and its position... And it can even affect your vision. Simple exam and certain types of x-rays (e.g., cat scan) will help elucidate the problem. ...Read more

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I have swelling under my eye on my cheekbone and twitching in that area?

I have swelling under my eye on my cheekbone and twitching in that area?

Need examination: You could have an infection or fluid buildup from trauma or other pathological process that should be evaluated. You may need a CT scan of that area or other testing. See an ophthalmologist and get their opinion. More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more