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Eyelid Swelling

Swelling of eyelid could be due to allergy, bacterial infection, or viral infection. They may or may not be accompanied by symptoms such as pain, itching, redness and watering.

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What is the treatment for eyelid swelling?

Query: Hello doctor,My left lower eyelid is swelled for more than two months, and recently a few days back, I noticed, my left upper eyelid also got swelled. I do not know why is it happening, and I need to treat this as soon as possible. I am worried. I am using contact lenses for six years, and nothing l...  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This all sounds like an allergy. Have you started using some new cosmetics? You can start by not using them anymore if you are. To relieve yourself from the swelling, please use Lotemax (Loteprednol Etabonate) eye drops one drop three times daily for 10 days. You can...  Read Full »

I have recurrent complaints like burning, stinking, and lid edema. Are these due to recurrent corneal erosion?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a tree branch trauma to the eye (cornea) for a year. I have recurrent complaints like burning, stinking, and lid edema. I would like to learn the treatment options for recurrent corneal erosion. I took Moxifloxacin, Xailin Night, and Systane Hydration. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sunita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your case. This needs proper follow-up by an ophthalmologist. And nowadays, we have got advanced surgical procedures for it. Right now, I can suggest symptomatic medications: 1. Lubricant, natural tear eye drops, or lubricating ointment at bedtime ha...  Read Full »

I have a painful bump inside the upper eyelid. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had painful/itchy bumps on the inside of the upper eyelid on both eyes (outside corner) for over two months now. They started as red, irritated patches, and now are growths of some kind. My optometrist told me to use lubricating eye drops four times a day. It has not helped at a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sheikh Zubair Abdul Razzak

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They do look like chalazia, which are basically an inflammation of the oil glands in your eyelids which pour an oily substance over your eyes to prevent dryness. Sometimes they do respond to ho...  Read Full »

My eyelid is swollen and purple and antibiotics are not helping me. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My eyelid is swollen for a couple of months. At first, it was purple and itching hard. I used Ciprofloxacin ointment for two weeks applying every eight hours, reduced purpleness and swelling in the first two days then stopped helping. Tried Doxycycline for two weeks but still the same....  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you send me a closeup picture of your eye?  Read Full »

My 8-month-old daughter has an infection on her eyelid. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My eight-month-old daughter has an infection on her eyelid. She has it for months. I was prescribed Tobrex but it helped a little. The eyelid is not healed completely. I took her to the emergency, visited my family doctor and opthalmologist. Still, we are referred to other doctors only. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can send a photograph and it helps to get a diagnosis. Please mention whether it is a round swelling on the eyelid or there is any crustiness on the eyelash, any inflammation with swelling, and watery eyes. If it is a lid swelling that per...  Read Full »

Why do I have pus-filled boils under my eyelid?

Query: Dear doctor, I had a small stiff boil in the middle of my eyelid for months. Then it disappeared and another one appeared in the outer corner of the same eye (right eye) and kept getting bigger and smaller and still has not disappeared. Then, about six months later, when I blinked it hurt, and I f...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your history indicates recurrent inflammatory swellings of the glands of the eyelids in the form of hordeolum/stye (focal infection of the glands of the eyelid). Since these swellings are recurrent and multiple, you require evaluation to treat the underlying predisposi...  Read Full »

After conjunctivitis, I have blurred vision. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got conjunctivitis seven days back. I had red-eye with eyelid swelling. I used Moxifloxacin hydrochloride from the very first day, every 2 hours. Then I started Fluorometholone four times a day and Cyclosporine three times a day. And now, for two days, I got blurred vision. Redness ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having conjunctivitis and you are on treatment with Moxifloxacin and Fluorometholone. The presence of blurring of vision indicates involvement of cornea in the form of keratoconjunctivitis. This usually occ...  Read Full »

Why do I have painful swelling in my left upper eyelid?

Query: Hello doctor, There is swelling in my left eye upper lid. There is a pain and small pimple from inside at the corner for last two days. Currently, I am using Nevanac and Pataday eye drops. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems like a mild staphylococcal infection and has caused a stye (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apart from medicines, you can do some hot fomentation two to three times a day for relief. It is usually caused by touching of the eye with dirty hands ...  Read Full »

I have an eyelid bump. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an eyelid bump which is not going away. What is the treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please send me an image of your eye, so that I can see the bump and comment on it? Revert with more information to an eye care ophthalmologist online -->  Read Full »

Why does my eye occasionally gets swollen?

Query: Hello doctor, My right eye occasionally gets swollen. I do not have any pain, itchiness or watery eyes. But this comes like once in every three months or four months. It would be there only for one day and gets better later. I initially assumed it to be because of body heat since I get this only for...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From what you have told about your condition and the photos of yours, I suspect you may be having a benign disease called blepharochalasis. It is quite frequent in your age group and follows the same pattern of on and off swelling of eyelids just like you have told. T...  Read Full »

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