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Redness Around Eyes In Children
My 2.5 yo has some redness under his eyes. Is that the same as those when older people have black under eyes?
Possibly: Redness under the eyes of a small child could be many issues. The most common would be allergies or any other source of eye irritation leading to chronic rubbing. This is different from the black under the eyes of adults. You should have the child evaluated for the cause of the redness/inflammation so it can be properly treated. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter & I both woke up with redness in the inner corner of our eyes. Hers is bright red mine is more pink. Eyes are not crusty or irritated?
See a doctor: You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation whenever you have pain in the eyes. ...Read more
Pingueculum : These yellowish spots usually located at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions on the conjunctiva represent solar elastosis, changes that occur in the elastic tissues in the conj. Which occur by chronic sun, wind, dusty environmental conditions. Sunglasses, artificial tears will help protect your eyes during these dry irritation exposures. If particularly chronically irritated, they transform to pterygium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 20yo. In pics I have red eye effect in both eyes but the pupil is more bright red in left eye and greater in diameter as compared to the right eye?
Anisocoria: Pupil size inequalities (anisocoria) requires an eye exam, and it should be done right away. There are important things to rule out to ensure that your pupils are normal. About 20% of individuals have this normally (physiologic), whereas others may have it on the basis of disease or medications. The latter causes: 3rd nerve palsy, horner's, aidies, certain drugs (eg eye meds), injury, inflamed i. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If you can control the dryness with regular usage of artificial tear (preferably single-use without preservative) you may be able to reverse it assuming that's the only reason for the redness. Plugging the duct draining from the eye to the nose may also conserve more tear. Restasis drop (RX) can be very effective if all else failed. ...Read more
I feel coolness in both eyes, non red rash on top of both eye lids, burns in the corners closes to my nose, and swollen on top eye lids. Help???
Cysts in scalp, back of neck at times, under breasts, lower jaw, groin, around the anus, underarms, over the eye, bridge of nose when hereditary case?
Irritation/allergies: Many things cause redness around the nose. Could be irritation from rubbing the nose or eyes constantly due to a cold or allergies. This could also lead to infections such as cellulitis or impetigo. If you are concerned about the redness getting much worse or if it hurts your child, you should see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crow's Feet: Periorbital wrinkles occur from repeated contraction of the circular muscles around each eye, known as the orbicularis oculi muscles. Sun damage can also play a role. Botox is a great treatment that will help to soften those lines for about 4 months after each treatment. In addition, lasers and other energy based devices like radio frequency can help to improve their appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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