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Eye spasm for the past one week. Right eye only, below eye brow ,eye lid area?

Eye spasm for the past one week. Right eye only, below eye brow ,eye lid area?

Several causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and often occurs from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine or decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more

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Woke up with one eyelid swollen and under both eyes has puffiness. Under eye puffy is worse in the eye that the lid is swollen in ?

Woke up with one eyelid swollen and under both eyes has puffiness. Under eye puffy is worse in the eye that the lid is swollen in ?

Possible stye: Styes are common and usually imply less than perfect eyelid hygiene. Hot compresses are the single best treatment initially along with vigorous lid cleaning using warm water and terry washcloth. Compresses should be as hot as tolerable and at least 3-4x/day. If your eye is also red and draining you may have conjunctivitis; need a topical antibiotic drop. See your Eye Doctor if not better 48hrs ...Read more

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Sudden droopy eyelid of only one eye after eye drops at doctor?

Sudden droopy eyelid of only one eye after eye drops at doctor?

Side effect of drops: This is usually caused by the eyedrops used during you eye exam. These can sometime cause temporary weakness of the eyelid muscles. This should resolve with time. If it persists you should return to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Puffy eyes in the morning. Under eyes. Why?

Puffy eyes in the morning. Under eyes. Why?

Puffy Eyes: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read more

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Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Not likely : Steroid eye drops, like prednisolone acetate, are not to be used without careful eye physician supervision. Although steroidal anti-inflammatory drops are extremely potent & effective at treating many ocular inflammatory conditions, they are Not routinely used for ocular allergies. Antihistamine eye drops or pills are safer and can be used more often. These may help puffiness/circles but mayB not ...Read more

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Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes?

Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes?

Inflammatory: Many causes for this, from autoimmune to inflammatory to malignancy. Would recommend seeing an eyelid specialist for this. ...Read more

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Under eye redness-cause and treatment. Area under left eye red puffy and little sore?

Under eye redness-cause and treatment. Area under left eye red puffy and little sore?

Could be a stye: This might be an obstructed gland in the eyelid. If there only mild swelling or tenderness and no double vision or visual loss, try some warm compresses for a few days. ...Read more

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Hit by corner under eye. Under eye is swallowing, I see a deep scratch under lower lid/sclera. Ice packs helps. Eye paining when closing eye. Advice.

Hit by corner under eye. Under eye is swallowing, I see a deep scratch under lower lid/sclera. Ice packs helps. Eye paining when closing eye. Advice.

See your eye doctor: ASAP, meaning oculoplastics surgeon! Eye swelling after being hit can indicate a possible orbital floor fracture & especially if you are seeing a deep scratch. What's behind the scratch is important & u may need orbital xrays or CT scan done to determine the extent of soft tissue/bone injury. If u can't look up, there could be entrapment of fat or eye muscle. May need oral steroids. Don't wait! ...Read more

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What is the cause of bags under the eyes? I have noticed saggy bags under my eyes.

What is the cause of bags under the eyes? I have noticed saggy bags under my eyes.

Rule out...: Hypothyroidism -- at your next office visit, perhaps your physician can check your thyroid function as this can be an early warning. Other healthtap team members may have other ideas to share. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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What causes puffiness under eyes.

What causes puffiness under eyes.

Many things: But most commonly age causes looser tissue which allows orbital fat to prolapse forward. ...Read more

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Yellowing of skin and bags under eyes?

Yellowing of skin and bags under eyes?

Skin yellowing: Skin yellowing can occur in hepatitis (inflammation of the liver which may be due to viruses, autoimmune diseases, medications, and other), low thyroid function, certain types of anemia and a number of other conditions. Bags under eyes can occur in a number of conditions as well. Please see your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation and blood work. This needs a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How to reduce dark circles, and puffiness under eyes?

How to reduce dark circles, and puffiness under eyes?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help ...Read more

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I have eye lid/lash pain around the eye lash area. My eyelids are swollen every day?

I have eye lid/lash pain around the eye lash area. My eyelids are swollen every day?

Blepharitis: This is likely due to blepharitis, a non specific inflammation and overinfection of the eyelash margin. Try cleaning you eyelashes and lids with baby shampoo and warm water. If it persists, follow up with eye doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Started using new under eye concealer 3 days ago. Burning, itching skin under eyes and under brow line. Swollen and red. Small bumps. No allergies.

Started using new under eye concealer 3 days ago. Burning, itching skin under eyes and under brow line. Swollen and red. Small bumps. No allergies.

Contact allergy: A 3-day lapse in onset is compatible with an allergic contact skin reaction. However one cannot rule out entirely an irritant reaction from repetitive exposure to a mild irritant in the eye concealer. Try OTC hydrocortisone cream for a few days and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Does taking lumigan eye drops cause dark circles under eyes?

Does taking lumigan eye drops cause dark circles under eyes?

Lumigan: No, Lumigan can actually make dark circles under eyes worse. Lumigan can cause pigmentation of the skin and atrophy of the fat around the eye (which can make dark circles more prominent). ...Read more

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What eye cream is best for firming saggy under eye skin and decreasing puffiness/dark circles?

What eye cream is best for firming saggy under eye skin and decreasing puffiness/dark circles?

Vitamin K: Vitamin k preparation (topical) has been shown to work somewhat on dark circles under the eyes. As far as the other symptoms, no guarantee it will work, but worth a trial. ...Read more

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What to do about constant red, puffy bags under the eyes?

What to do about constant red, puffy bags under the eyes?

Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. You should see your doctor. ...Read more