Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean If I Have Eye Swelling

Share
1

1
What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

Depends: Is the swelling of the lids? Is is painless? Swelling can be a reaction to focal infection, or an allergic response. It might also be hereditary angioedema. Or it may be fluid excess from heart failure. If the swelling is behind the eye it may be infectious. What seems to be swelling may be thyroid infiltration or a tumor. If persistent, it needs evaluation by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. David Schleimer
1,499 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Have sore jaw with pain shooting up towards eye & swelling around cheek & eye Densists said it could be my sinuses What could this mean?

Have sore jaw with pain shooting up towards eye & swelling around cheek & eye Densists said it could be my sinuses What could this mean?

Dentist ASAP!!: It appears that you could have a dental infection originating around your Maxillary(Upper Jaw) canine.This may be an abscess caused by nerve damage inside any of the teeth in that area or a gum infection(periodontal).This is serious and needs immediate attention by a dentist. ...Read more

3

3
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?

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

4

4
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.

Festoons: As long as you are not experiencing any warning signs of decreases vision, bulging eyes, increases pain. And problems moving your eyes, the post op swelling is quite common and gravitationally dependent swelling often clects in the lower eye lids as they are quite thin. Elevate your head at night. Ice wrapped in washcloth only for 1st 24 hrs 20' on 10' off. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Do lots of people get eye swelling, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get eye swelling, or is it unusual?

Frequent: Eye swelling is mostly due to infectious or allergic responses in the lids. Some, like allergy can be painless or itchy, but others like infection can be painful. The conjunctival lining of the eye can swell also and the soft tissue around and behind the eye can swell. There are many causes. You should see your ophthalmologist especially if the vision is dropping or the pain is severe. ...Read more

6

6
My sister says I should get treated because once in a while I get eye swelling? Is he right?

My sister says I should get treated because once in a while I get eye swelling? Is he right?

Possibly: Eye lids can swell from bodily fluid accumulation, local trauma or infection, certain types of chemotherapy or Prednisone and internal mass lesions. If intermittant, the causes are usually more benign. If the swelling is bothersome, get evaluated hopefully when the swelling is present. Your ophthalmolgist can distinguish among these and determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

7

7
How long does eye swelling take to show up after bite if allergic?

How long does eye swelling take to show up after bite if allergic?

Soon: A few minutes to a few hours at most. Much longer than that would be hard to connect to the bite. ...Read more

8

8
How fast can I make my eye swelling go away?

How fast can I make my eye swelling go away?

Depends: Eye swelling can be caused by focal infection, angioedema, systemic salt imbalance, heart and kidney failure, secondary to some drugs used to treat other illnesses and thyroid disease (to name a few). The speed of disappearance of the swelling depends upon which of these you have. You should consult with your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

9

9
Do a lot of people get eye swelling?

Sometimes: Eye swelling can be caused by focal infection, angioedema, systemic salt imbalance, heart and kidney failure, secondary to some drugs used to treat other illnesses and thyroid disease (to name a few). The speed of disappearance of the swelling depends upon which of these you have. You should consult with your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

10

10
Why does my eye swelling up every morning when I get up? Even sometime feel my is about to explode?

Why does my eye swelling up every morning when I get up? Even sometime feel my is about to explode?

Depends: Eye swelling can happen from high slat intake the night before. The swelling can happen from allergy, hyperthyroidism (low thyroid hormone level), can be hereditary, steroid use, anemia, smoking or fluid retaining. Please restrict your salt intake, put cold compressor and avoid smoking. If persists then see your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
169 doctors shared insights

Eye Swelling (Definition)

Eye swelling is a clinical finding in which the skin or muscles around the eye retains ...Read more


Dr. Ira Katz
149 doctors shared insights

Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes are a common symptom of allergies, infections, inflammation, or irritation ...Read more