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Scratched inner lower eyelid with my fingernail. Any treatment I should use? It's not very large or bleeding, just a bit red.

Scratched inner lower eyelid with my fingernail. Any treatment I should use? It's not very large or bleeding, just a bit red.

Eyelid Scratch: For a minor scratch like this I would do nothing except watchful waiting. If the pain increases, you start having drainage or visual changes then I would go see my doctor. This should heal quickly on its own. ...Read more

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What is the best scratched eye treatment?

What is the best scratched eye treatment?

Depends: The best treatment is whichever treatment your eye doctor feels most comfortable with. Depending on when they trained is the treatment that one will receive. If they trained earlier, the treatment could be the placement of an antibiotic ointment, a drop to relax the iris and then a patch or contact lens would be placed. Nowadays, many are not patching the eye and just use topical lubricants. ...Read more

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Can I catch toxoplasmosis from a cat scratch in the eye? My cat was born with this and even after treatment I had to put him to sleep. I've been sick

Can I catch toxoplasmosis from a cat scratch in the eye? My cat was born with this and even after treatment I had to put him to sleep. I've been sick

Cat Scratch: Cats may carry toxoplasma gondi in their stools as oocysts which do not become infective for humans until about 7-10 days incubation in the litter box. Not transmitted by scratching. Cat scratch disease is caused by bartonella henselae and this bacteria can produce ocular disease, but this would have to be diagnosed by ophthalmologic exam. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have what seems to be permanent blurry vision in my right eye from cat-scratch disease. Are there any treatment?

What to do if I have what seems to be permanent blurry vision in my right eye from cat-scratch disease. Are there any treatment?

Retinal specialist: Bartonella henselae is a bacterial infection from cat scratch disease. This can cause swelling in the optic nerve and occasional leakage of retinal blood vessels. This causes visual loss from macular edema, which usually resolves and lipid (fat from blood) deposits in the macula- the central retin responsible for central vision. Sometimes this does not resolve. I would get it evaluated/treated. ...Read more

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What is the best home treatment for my poofy eyelid?

What is the best home treatment for my poofy eyelid?

See an EyeMD.: "poofy" eyelids may be from allergies, if so cold compresses are helpful. If due to clogged oil glands (meibomitis), then hot compresses are better. Take a clean sock, fill it with rice, put in microwave for 30-40 seconds and place over closed eyes for 15 minutes 2x/day. If no better see an eye care professional. ...Read more

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After I get treatment for my blepharitis, will my eyelids return to normal shape?

After I get treatment for my blepharitis, will my eyelids return to normal shape?

Yes: Blepharitis is an infection of the oil glands in the lid. The infection causes swelling of the lids. Obstruction of the oil glands can cause localized bumpy areas called a chalazion. Treatment consists of heat, lid scrubs with baby shampoo and often require local or oral antibiotics for resolution. Sometimes the chalazion will need to be drained surgically. See an eye doctor if not improving, ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sag eyelids.

What is the treatment for sag eyelids.

Blepharoplasty: Drooping or sagging eyelids can be caused by aging or the congenital (befroe birth) make-up of your eyelids. Blepharoplasty can remove excess lid skin, giving s less tired appearance. Certain chemicals can be injected around the eyes to fill up areas that have lost volume. And a brow lift can help create a more alert appearance. An eye doctor can evaluate and discuss these options with you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swelling around eyelids?

What is the best treatment for swelling around eyelids?

Swelling: Swelling around the eyelids may be from allergies, skin rash, sinus infection. Treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for eyelid swelling?

What is the treatment for eyelid swelling?

Depends: If it is due to inflammation, warm compresses with lid scrubs can be helpful. If it is associated with allergy, it usually itches and is treated with cool compresses, artificial tears, and topical mast cell stabilizer/anti-histamine eye drops. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for drooping eyelid?

What is the best treatment for drooping eyelid?

Drooping: There are different causes of drooping of eyelids: congenital, allergies, normal physiologic variation, myasthenia, other neurological causes like bells palsy, allergic reaction. To treat it is important to know the cause. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my drooping eyelid?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my drooping eyelid?

Internet: I have seen small adhesive pieces for sale on the internet that you can attach to the upper eyelid. Of course, you have to remove and replace them each day. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for eyelid swelling?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for eyelid swelling?

Depends: Eye lids can swell from bodily fluid accumulation, local trauma or infection, certain types of chemotherapy or Prednisone and internal mass lesions. Your ophthalmolgist can distinguish among these and determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Harsh pain and pressure in upper eyelid, what is this and treatment?

Harsh pain and pressure in upper eyelid, what is this and treatment?

Probably sty: If your upper eyelid has a red pimple like pustule with surrounding redness and pain, it probably is a sty (see picture). If not see an Eye MD. Try moderately hot compresses 4-6 times /day for several days to decompress the pustule and ease the swelling. If this resolve the problem, then it was likely a sty. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eyelid swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eyelid swelling?

Depends: Eyelid swelling can be indicative of numerous conditions. It could be as benign as a chalazion (stye) or as serious as orbital cellulitis. It is important to seek the care of an ophthalmologist if there is any pain with eye movement, decrease in vision, or persistent swelling that doesn't improve. ...Read more

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Hi I have problem in upper eyelid which has swollen and no pain. What is the root cause and treatment to cure that.?

Hi I have problem in upper eyelid which has swollen and no pain. What is the root cause and treatment to cure that.?

Many possibilities: Swelling without pain can be from many causes - tumor, allergic reaction, blocked eyelid gland, inflammation, infection. If it does not go away in a day or two, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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One of my upper eyelid is more heavier. The skin feels more down than before. It has gotten more puffier (fat pad). I'm young. Cause and treatment?

One of my upper eyelid is more heavier. The skin feels more down than before. It has gotten more puffier (fat pad). I'm young. Cause and treatment?

Upper lid: How much do you weigh & can you send us a photo of your lids and pupils (as you look to distance & not at camera)? This will help us determine cause & be sure it is not a more serious issue. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for poison ivy on eyelids?

What is the best treatment for poison ivy on eyelids?

1% steroid cream: Be sure of the diagnosis. I have seen multiple cases of herpes zoster (shingles) fool the patient. Steroid cream use is best monitored by your eyecare doc. Also, keep area clean. ...Read more

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Wat causes stye under the upper eyelid n what is the treatment?

Wat causes stye under the upper eyelid n what is the treatment?

Warm compress: A sty is a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. The ducts get blocked. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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