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What can I do for my cut on the eyelid without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my cut on the eyelid without going to a doctor?

Nothing: Eyelid skin is very delicate and cannot be replaced by other skin on the body. Additionally, scarring can deform the lids. A cut should be treated by an ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon who specializes in the eyelid. ...Read more

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I have a cyst under my left eye lid and the eye doctor said the only way to get rid of it was to cut it open and clean it out. Is there any other way?

I have a cyst under my left eye lid and the eye doctor said the only way to get rid of it was to cut it open and clean it out. Is there any other way?

Medical Therapy: Depending on the type of cyst, your eye doctor may be correct. However, some lesions on the skin may be improved with warm towels to the area 2 times per day. Additionally, a gentle, topical anti-inflammatory cream my help reduce the size and appearance. This should be prescribed by a medical doctor. ...Read more

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I wear contact's and my top eyelids are swollen. Is this something I should go to the doctor for or is there something i can do at home?

I wear contact's and my top eyelids are swollen. Is this something I should go to the doctor for or is there something i can do at home?

Test at home: Take the contacts out for several days and see if the swelling goes away. If persistent than there is probably another cause. If the swelling disappears and especially if it comes back when you reinsert the lenses, then check with your ophthalmologist for some correction. ...Read more

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I have had myokymia for 3 months in my eyelids, what type of doctor should I go see?

I have had myokymia for 3 months in my eyelids, what type of doctor should I go see?

Neuro-ophthalmology: Myokymia is a common eye condition resulting in eyelid twitching that typically occurs related to excessive amounts of caffeine, stress, and/or fatigue. It can be also related to having dry eyes. Typically a neuro ophthalmologist or also a oculoplastics specialist can treat this condition if not resolved after attempting to reduce the common causes. ...Read more

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I have swollen and itchy eyelids. Will this go away by itself? Should I go to the doctor to get it checked out?

Yes: Yes, you should see a doctor to have it checked out and no it is not likely to go away by itself unless it is caused by something you are no longer exposed to. ...Read more

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Can I cure conjunctivitis inside my eyelid before I go to doctor?

Can I cure conjunctivitis inside my eyelid before I go to doctor?

Conjunctivitis: If it happens that your conjunctivitis is caused by a virus, you can cure it yourself. However, you would be very contagious. Be it as it may, you need to have your doctor see you to confirm whether it is viral or bacterial (need antibiotics) . If viral, eye drops are also prescribed to prevent corneal complications. ...Read more