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Plica semilunaris: In animals it serves as a third eyelid. In humans it serves no useful function. ...Read more
My plica semilunaris is swollen and red. causing irritation to my eye but no pain. Are there home remedies as I have no insurance to seek medical ?
Can't be sure: You can try using black tea bags on your closed eye (steep in warm water to activate first, then place over your closed eye- not hot!). Do this for 10 minutes 5 times/day. Tea has an anti-inflammatory effect and may help. My concern is for infection so if it does not improve, and certainly if it worsens, or if there is pain on eye movement, you must be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
Only if it does: Not resolve in a day or two. ...Read more
Eye irritated. Discharged @ 1st. Next day, inner eye corner stings w/white squishy bump in inner eye corner,plica semilunaris membrane. Getting larger
Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?
Dry eyes likely: The plica semilunaris is a vestigial structure of the nictitating membrane seen in other animals. It aides in forming a tear lake. The burning sensation you are experiencing is likely dry eye related and artificial tears should aid in your comfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Plica is a fold of tissue and an embryonic remnant found in many peoples knees. Its rarely a problem. However, some people can develop a painful plica, especially after trauma to the knee. Plicas are generally found along the inside of the knee adjacent to the knee cap. Both conservative and surgical options exist to treat plicas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical therapy.: Ice the plica region for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, physical therapy could be beneficial in resolving your symptoms. Sometimes a cortisone shot is helpful. Last resort is surgery, but the results are great, if your the right candidate for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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