Eye Swelling

Eye swelling is a common symptom of many eye conditions. It can be caused by infection, inflammation, injury, or allergy to the eye. It is usually accompanied by other symptoms, including eye pain, floaters in vision, difficulty opening eyes, and blurry vision. Applying a warm or cold compress can reduce eye swelling.

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My eye shape has changed and the white part of my eye has become watery and jelly-like after rubbing the eye. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I rubbed my eye after I felt something inside it. But the white part of the eye has become watery and jelly-like, and the shape of the eye has changed. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have conjunctival chemosis. This suggests inflammation of the conjunctiva. The reason could be a chemical injury, trauma, etc. So, I suggest you use soft steroids and lubricating eyedrops thrice dail...  Read Full »

I have had eye swelling from the past four days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had eye swelling from the past four days, and since yesterday morning, the swelling has worsened. I have applied hot compresses on it, and I feel something inside in the corner. I had a similar condition last year, which was due to a bacterial infection. What is causing this? A ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It could be stye (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) that has spread a bit owing to cellulitis. I would suggest the following: Tablet Amoxclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg thrice daily for ...  Read Full »

Why do I have persistent dacryocystitis and swelling in the left eye despite applying the appropriate ointments and medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had dacryocystitis and swelling in my left eye for the past nine months. I have used the Erythromycin ointment, the tablet Keflex, and Ciproflaxcin eye drops, but they did not work. I need help with this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dacryocystitis cannot be cured only by medicines, and surgery is also required. There are two types of surgeries to treat this. One is the external approach surgery in which there will be a small scar or mark. The other one is the endo nasal surgery, in which there w...  Read Full »

What home remedy can I use to eliminate the stye inside my eyelid?

Query: Hello doctor, What homemade remedy can I use to eliminate a stye inside the eyelid? It gets swollen every time I wake up. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Kumar Agrawal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If it is a stye, the best homemade remedy is a warm compress. Mix about two tablespoons of salt in a glass of water and heat it. Now with a clean cloth or cotton, you should warm compress your eyes. Do it seven to eight times daily for 10 ...  Read Full »

Why is eye swelling not subsiding even after taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a right eye swelling, under the eye and now over the eye, and constant watering in the eye. I applied TobraDex ointment at night time for the past three nights, and I have been taking Augmentin tablets for the past three days, no change in the condition. Under-eye skin is getti...  Read Full »

Dr. Zahid Malik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for asking. From the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems like preseptal cellulitis may be secondary to blepharitis or some insect bite.  Read Full »

Why is my under-eye swollen?

Query: Hello doctor, I have slight pain in the corner of my right eye and under-eye swelling. Please comment.  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any history of trauma? Did something hit you because it looks like a raccoon eye from the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) I would recommend you to do cold compression with an ice pack 2 to 3 times a day for five days. ...  Read Full »

What could cause painful and swollen red eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have red-eye, and watery fluid comes out of it. The eyelids are swollen on both top and bottom, and it is painful.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. I understand your concern. I have a few questions to help come to a diagnosis. How many days since this occurred? Was it sudden or developed over some time, like a couple of days? Is there any sticky yellow discharge? Is there any sensatio...  Read Full »

I have optic disc asymmetry and swelling around eye. Is it due to glaucoma?

Query: Hello doctor, There is optic disc asymmetry 0.5 and 0.7. Normal vision is 6 by 5. I am 30 years old male. Normal BP. I have a complaint of severe headache migraine like when a headache starts, there is swelling around the eye. What can this asymmetry be due to? Can this be glaucoma?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through what you have mentioned. There are several causes which cause an asymmetry of optic cup to disc ratio, but glaucoma is the main disease that we try to rule out as it sometimes manifests without any pain and hence can go undetected. Migraine headac...  Read Full »

Why there is swollen eyelids soon after waking up from sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, Every day for the past year, this happens while I sleep, and I have woken up with extremely or slightly swollen eyelids. It changes from day to day, and I cannot find a pattern, but I wake up, and it is at its worse, then it improves as the day goes on. I have been prescribed Hydrocortis...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The most common cause is an allergy. I noted that you have had tests done, but there could be so many other allergens not included in the panel. Do you have pets? Sometimes, they can carry allergens into the house from outdoors, especially ...  Read Full »

My eyes are swollen in the morning after I get up from sleep. Is this due to bacterial infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My eyes are swollen especially in the morning. I find it hard to open my eyes after a nap or when I wake up in the morning. After that, I am fine during the day with watery eyes sometimes. No itching but it is little reddish when it is hot. Around the first week of March, I went to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandya Pooja Girishbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have described in your history it is looking like an infection in your eyes. Can you please send your eye image to me? So that I can get an exact idea about your condition and depend upon that we can plan further. It is better if I can see your eye condition a...  Read Full »

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