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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

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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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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

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What to do if I have eye swelling up fast and hurts help?

What to do if I have eye swelling up fast and hurts help?

Depends on cause: Most likely if the swelling is on the upper or lower eyelid along with tenderness to touch, this is a chalazion or stye. Best initial treatment is frequent hot compresses for 5 minutes at a time. If the swelling is because of injury then you should be seen by EyeMD or emergency room doc. ...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?

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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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

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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

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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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Do a lot of people get eye swelling?

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

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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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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

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Swelling (Definition)

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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

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