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I just had bleph eye surgery and I have eye swelling under the eyes that won't go down with ice, etc. They are little eye sacks of fluid.

I just had bleph eye surgery and I have eye swelling under the eyes that won't go down with ice, etc. They are little eye sacks of fluid.

Normal for now: It is normal to have significant bruising and swelling for up to a week post-op. It usually goes down readily thereafter. Just keep doing what you are with head elevation-for the first 72 hours. After that, it will just improve gradually. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I am experiencing facial swelling and eye swelling 11 months post op upper jaw reinforcement surgery titanium plates.

I am experiencing facial swelling and eye swelling 11 months post op upper jaw reinforcement surgery titanium plates.

Eye and fAce swellin: It is hard to tell what is going on with your limited description of what you had done. Was your maxilla or orbit broken and fixed? Please provide a little more information so I could answer the question with more certainty. It is not very normal to have a lot of swelling around plates that were placed for facial fractures. ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye swelling?

How can I reduce eye swelling?

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. ...Read more

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What are ways to reduce eye swelling as a result of seasonal allergies?

What are ways to reduce eye swelling as a result of seasonal allergies?

Oral antihistamines: Most oral antihistamines will help to reduce swelling around the eyes caused by allergies. ...Read more

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Is there a way, without medication, to reduce the eye swelling from poison ivy?

Is there a way, without medication, to reduce the eye swelling from poison ivy?

Maybe first be sure: You are dealing with poison ivy. But if you are certain then cold compresses may help...But usually you also need anithistamine pills. The itching and swelling can get pretty annoying. See a dr if it isn't getting better. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swelling around eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Swelling around eyes?

Periorbital edema: The reasons are retained water, herniated orbital fat, Graves' disease to name a few. You should get evaluated to find out the exact cause ...Read more

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Why I have swelling around eyes and feel sweaty last night?

Why I have swelling around eyes and feel sweaty last night?

Swelling around eyes: Swelling around eyes can be due to many issue: clogged eyelash glands (meibomian glands); allergies; excess salt (be sure kidney function is normal); genetics (got it from mom or dad); excess rubbing (shiners); aging changes. Cold ice packs might help decrease swelling by constricting blood vessels. See an eyemd if no improvement. See your md about night sweats if persistent as can be a concern. ...Read more

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Unexplained swelling around eyes appearing at 60 in the mornings. Why?

Unexplained swelling around eyes appearing at 60 in the mornings. Why?

See Eye MD now.: Could be just retained fluid, but could also be an indicator of a metabolic problem like renal insufficiency. You should probably see both your eye md and your pcp. ...Read more

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Rash and swelling around eyes after using new makeup remover. Help?

Rash and swelling around eyes after using new makeup remover. Help?

Allergic reaction: Most likely allergy to the makeup. Stop using and begin cold compresses and if red and itching with some weeping to the skin, an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the affected skin will often cause relief and comfort. Use minimal amount and not in the eye for several times a day. ...Read more

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Head injury with swelling around eyes and at point of lash and swelling spreading. Wat should I apply to the injury?

Head injury with swelling around eyes and at point of lash and swelling spreading. Wat should I apply to the injury?

Ice: Have someone with you for awhile. Ice to reduce bleeding, rest sitting up, unless fuzzy.
If unconscious at all go to er.
What was cause? ...Read more

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Swelling around eyes, nausea, esp when I eat lots of carbs?

Swelling around eyes, nausea, esp when I eat lots of carbs?

Edema: Most likely this cause by high salt/soduim consumption cuasing fluid (edema) to build up in the soft tissues around the eyes. ...Read more

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Have graves disease&bulging eyes. Is there minor surgery I can have to reduce staring appearance&under eye bags? Orbital decompression seems drastic?

Have graves disease&bulging eyes. Is there minor surgery I can have to reduce staring appearance&under eye bags? Orbital decompression seems drastic?

Graves: The eyelids can be adjusted to reduce the cosmetic effect of thyroid eye disease. Depending on the severity, you may be able to avoid orbital decompression. ...Read more

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Could I have lupus? Joint pain, tingling in toes, water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes, red face, headaches, fatigue, graves diseas

Could I have lupus? Joint pain, tingling in toes, water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes, red face, headaches, fatigue, graves diseas

Only a good eval by-: -a rheumatologist can give you a good answer. You need to see one for hands on eval & lab tests. Some of the symptoms does suggest lupus, but you need an answer, & that is the best way to have the question answered. ...Read more

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How can I help swelling from eye lid surgery go down?

How can I help swelling from eye lid surgery go down?

Options: Keep head of be elevated for the first week or so after surgery - sleeping in a recliner is ideal. Icing for the first few days is also helpful. Herbal supplements (e.g. Arnica montana) may be of benefit. In case of more severe swelling your doctor may prescribe a short course of oral steroid medication (e.g. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak). ...Read more

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How can I help swelling from eye lid surgery go down quicker?

How can I help swelling from eye lid surgery go down quicker?

Head elevation and..: Cold compresses on the eyes. I am not a fan of ice or frozen peas, but a washcloth soaked in cold water and wrung out will work just fine. The blood supply to the eyelids is excellent, so while they quickly swell, they will also quickly resolve with the treatments above. ...Read more

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What are ways to decrease swelling in face after eye surgery?

What are ways to decrease swelling in face after eye surgery?

Cold compresses: I would "clear" this with your surgeon as you did not clarify what type of surgery you had...Ocular or eyelid? ...Read more

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Hi I had my strabis mus surgery done last week it does not seem to be aligned yet and there is swelling and blister inside of eye I am worried?

Hi I had my strabis mus surgery done last week it does not seem to be aligned yet and there is swelling and blister inside of eye I am worried?

Wait!: Strabismus surgery can be hard on the eye! The swelling and also the positioning is quite tricky. There may also be adjustable sutures that your surgeon may adjust.
Sometimes it is impossible to fully align the two eyes!
good luck! ...Read more

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Doctors surgery say I having realy bad allergic reactions jext 300 microgrames my throut lips n eye have been badly swelling up but I don't why?

Doctors surgery say I having realy bad allergic reactions jext 300 microgrames my throut lips n eye have been badly swelling up but I don't why?

Typical reaction: People can have allergic reactions to medication, elements, chemicals, make up, certain fabrics, soap, detergents, shampoo etc.
Its typical to have redness, swelling, puffy lids, runny nose, watery eye, rush etc.
Just avoid the source and keep the dust and the triggers away. ...Read more

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I've had ophthalmic grave disease for almost 5 yrs, my right eye still swelling and bigger than left that is normal now, should I consider surgery?

I've had ophthalmic grave disease for almost 5 yrs, my right eye still swelling and bigger than left that is normal now, should I consider surgery?

Eye swelling Graves: Ophthalmic involvement with graves can happen even if thyroid levels are normal. Radiation, steroids and last surgery can reduce the forward protrusion " proptosis" ...Read more

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Chalazion surgery 3 weeks ago no more swelling but can feel hard bump with finger under eye is that scar tissue? Its not visible at all. & doesn't hur

Chalazion surgery 3 weeks ago no more swelling but can feel hard bump with finger under eye is that scar tissue? Its not visible at all. & doesn't hur

Residual chalazion: It's either a residual chalazion or scar tissue. Best suggestion is to ask your surgeon about it. If it is a residual chai on it may get bigger over time. ...Read more

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Gland swelling at below right eye lid. No pain, but it is red. What is the remedy for it. One doctor prescribed for surgery treatment.

Gland swelling at below right eye lid. No pain, but it is red. What is the remedy for it. One doctor prescribed for surgery treatment.

Wait!: There are small glands (meibomian glands) on the inside of the eyelids that secrete a lubricant & can sometimes get blocked up and swell. But there are no glands below the eyelids. If you don't have eye pain, redness or loss of vision, then watchful waiting for a few days is safer than immediate but possibly unnecessary surgery. Warm compresses and antibiotics may help the healing process. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have retinal swelling and corneal abrasion after cataract surgery? I'm 54 had lasik in left eye 3/30/05 no problems good results. Had cataract surgery on 4/21/11 vision 20/200 swelling retina 350 micron with wrinkles and severe corneal abr

Is it normal to have retinal swelling and corneal abrasion after cataract surgery? I'm 54 had lasik in left eye 3/30/05 no problems good results. Had cataract surgery on 4/21/11 vision 20/200 swelling retina 350 micron with wrinkles and severe corneal abr

Perhaps: Corneal abrasion at the time of cataract surgery can happen, but it is very rare. Certain conditions can increase the incidence (dry eyes, blepharitis, even previous lasik).

The retinal swelling also is somewhat rare to the level you are describing, but it too still happens. Conditions like diabetes, uveitis history, and pre-existing wrinkling of the retina (epiretinal membrane) increase risk. ...Read more

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How do you make eye swelling go down?

Cold compress: Eye swelling is due to fluid accumulating along blood vessels under thin eyelid skin which can be caused by: allergies (shiners), genetics, too much salt intake, blepharochalasis, kidney issues, heart issues (ie, congestive heart failure). Cold ice packs might help marks decrease by contracting the vessels. Otherwise an eyeplasticsmd can tighten excess skin to help decrease appearance. ...Read more

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What is the most likely causes of facial and eye swelling?

What is the most likely causes of facial and eye swelling?

A lot of things: Many things could bring on these swellings, but I think that allergy would be very high on my list; especially if accompanied by itching and red eyes. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come it's the white of my eye swelling?

Can someone explain to me how come it's the white of my eye swelling?

The swelling of the: Outer lining of the eye (conjunctiva) is usually a sign of non-specific ocular surface irritation (e.g. Excess rubbing, allergies, etc.). The clear membrane (conjunctiva) covering the white portion of the eye is called the sclera. When the conjunctiva is swollen it gives the appearance you describe. The medical term for this is chemosis. ...Read more

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What works for reducing eye swelling?

What works for reducing eye swelling?

Depends: If traumatic: ice, advil
if allergic: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg
otherwise consult with ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What could be causing my under eye swelling?

What could be causing my under eye swelling?

Several things..: The skin around the eyelid is very thin and prone to swelling and fluid retention. It could be swelling from inflammation (e.g., allergy eye, contact lens overwear), or a salty diet causing an accumulation of fluid while you are asleep. It could also be due to undereye tissue loosening or thyroid issues, so it would be a good idea to get this checked out by an eye md (ophthalmologist). ...Read more

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Can complicated migraines cause eye swelling?

Can complicated migraines cause eye swelling?

Of course, migraine: Is always a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, partial blackout, weakness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances eye swelling, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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I am experiencing toothache and eye swelling.

I am experiencing toothache and eye swelling.

Possible sinusitis?: Antihistamine +/- decongestant may help, but its best to render a definitive diagnosis in the event antibiotics are warranted. ...Read more

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I have almost daily eye swelling (right)+pain accentuated when exposed to sun. What could it be?

I have almost daily eye swelling (right)+pain accentuated when exposed to sun. What could it be?

Several causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye swelling and it hurts when I move my eye it is not red or pink what could this be?

See eye MD: There are many possible causes for your symptoms. See an ophthalmologist who can determine what is going on and treat it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of eye swelling?

How can I get rid of eye swelling?

Cool compresses: Cool compresses and possibly antihistamines if allergic. ...Read more

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What are some eye swelling treatments for the home?

What are some eye swelling treatments for the home?

Eye swelling: It is best to determine what the cause of the swelling is - is the eyeball involved or is it just the eyelids? Itchy and reddened eyelids can be soothed by cold compresses. If there is pain, please have yourself be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause my eyelid and under eye swelling?

What could cause my eyelid and under eye swelling?

? Allergies: Many issues can cause swelling of eyelids and below the eyes. The most common cause is allergies. Try artificial tears, cool compresses, and oral/topical antihistamines. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat eye swelling?

How can I treat eye swelling?

Depends on cause?: Unilateral or bilateral,
rule out allergies, blocked lid glands, trauma, skin allergic reactions, . ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more