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Red Rim Around Eyes
Depends exact place: Red spots around the eyes, could be due to a range of issues. If it is on the skin and not on the white part of eye, the conjunctiva, then think of dermatological issues. If it blanches or not when glass slide (or plastic cup) pushed down shows if it is petechiae (can be from straining, vomiting, viruses, fever, bugs, allergic dermatitis, chicken pox, etc) or vasculitis (more worrisome). See eyemd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Side effect?: Your medication lists Retin A (tretinoin) and Tretinoin - both can cause drying of the skin and redness. The skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive. Moisten your face with water at bedtime and cover area with layer of vaseline to help hydrate skin at night. Contact your MD who prescribed the medications and have it checked out. ...Read more
Lipid (Fat) Deposits: Although this ring may look purple in people with brown eyes it is actually opaque white/grey. It is caused by lipid (fat) deposits around the periphery of the cornea. It is called arcus senilis. It is a benign finding and occurs commonly but in certain patients can rarely indicate elevated cholesterol and if asymmetric can indicate narrow blood vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
June had sinus infect. Red in right eye?had eyes dialited, eyes fine. when turn head to left,right eye solid light red corner of eye, than red lines.
Again, more info: needed to help you especially after you said your exam was normal by your eye doctor. Was this an ophthalmologist or optometrist? If you weren't satisfied, you need to get a second opinion from an ophthalmologist to identify what your redness in your conjunctiva is from, or if it's allergy related, contact lens related, or other? We need more info to help you further.Please resubmit with the info, ...Read more
Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy . Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye . It's itchy . Kindly help. ?
Eczema : It's possible that you have eczema affecting your brows and corners of your eyelids. This condition can also affect other parts of your body, like behind your ears, elbows, behind your knees, etc. avoid your eyelids, but you may trial hydrocortisone 2.5% cream to the brows 2-3 times per day to see if you respond well enough. The eyelids require prescription grade ophthalmic ointment. ...Read more
Xanthlasma?: Could be fat accumulation and leading to raised plaques called xanthelasmas. These can happen with abnormal lipid profile, esp-familial conditions. You are very young, but if you have it just around eyes, and are raised aareas and not flat and not involving rest of face , need to look for similar raised skin lesions over elbows, neck, cald tendon , other joint areas. Need to get lipid profile checked. ...Read more
Severly swollen red eyes. On my skin under my eyes r dry and swollen. Also have green goo in corners of eyes but green stringy mucus inside my eye lid?
Blepharitis-Rosacea?: Careful exam to achieve correct diagnosis ; direct therapy. Swelling ; redness usually symptoms of low grade infection-inflammation. Gentle cleansing with mild soap ; otc polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment can be helpful. Seek care if persists or fails to respond. ...Read more
Blepharitis: It sounds like you have posterior blepharitis that produce the red eyelid margins and whitish oil gland orifices (inspissation) results in irritation & soreness. Very warm compresses x 10' 2-4 times/day, eyelid massages with diluted baby shampoo, artificial tears, fish/flaxseed oil are the usual initial treatment . If more care is needed see eye md for more aggressive help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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