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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Is there any way to make the pimple on the eyelid less irritating?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning with a small yellowish pimple, approximately the size of a grain of salt, where my lower eyelid touches the eye. As such, it rubs against the eye, irritating it, even causing me to shed a few tears if I keep the eye open too long without scratching it. How long ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Different types of small lesions can occur on the eyelid margin. That may be a painful swelling like stye or infected chalazion usually away from eyelid margin. In such cases, proper treatment is needed. There may be painless growths on eyelid margins like a cyst of mol...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain while moving my left eye?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old. I have slight eye pain when I move my left eye only, and it feels like there something in behind; my eyes are not too red. Last week at five o clock, I cannot control my left eye when I woke up. It feels like something preventing my eye. After 5 to 10 minutes, it came ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in. Sorry to hear about your issue. I did not quite understand what you mean by you could not control the eye. Do you mean the movement of the eye? Do you have any history of a stuffy nose, blocked nose, or sinusitis? Is the eye red now? Is i...  Read Full »

How to treat an eyelid infection in an 8-month-old child?

Query: My 8 month old daughter has an infection of some kind on her eye lid. She had had it for months. I was prescribed TOBREX but it seems to only help very minimal. The eyelid wont heal completely. Ive been to the ER, our family doctor and an othomologist. Still we are being sent again to another do...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing in. I understand your concern, but a photograph would have helped in the diagnosis. Is it a round swelling on the lid or is it crustiness of the eyelash area? If it is a swelling, does it look inflamed? Does she have a watery eye? If it is a lid swelling that has persisted ...  Read Full »

What to do if chalazion does not get better with warm compresses?

Query: I have had a painless bump on my upper eyelid for a few months now which is most probably a chalaizon. I consulted a doctor online from iCliniq who told me to do warm compresses and wash my eyelid from baby shampoo prior to it about 3 times a day. She told me to follow this daily for two weeks and i...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing in. The doctor you consulted is correct. In my opinion, an injection of Triamcinolone into the chalazion is a better option if these tend to recur. Because repeated surgical removal will cause damage to the tissues. You will obviously have to meet an ophthalmologist to und...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of pain in the corner of the eye with itching?

Query: I have eye pain for three days now. The pain is mainly felt on the inner corner of my right eye. I feel pain whenever I blink. It is also itchy at times.  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. According to the photograph it looks like an inflammation of the eyelid, what is called a Hordeolum which might be an internum or externum. You can try using a hot compress with warm water and cotton three times daily along with antibiotic eye drops like Moxifloxacin ev...  Read Full »

Is my lower left eyelid swollen because of an STD?

Query: Hi, I have a very slightly swollen lower left eye lid since 3 days. Since 3 days swelling did not increase or dcrease. So far, I dont have any pain or irritation or itching. Normally, i would not worry about it. But this time, i am bit worried if it is because of STD. I had sex 11 days before with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Mark Chao

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Looks like you have mild conjunctivitis. Will give you an eye ointment Treatment regimen 1. Apply Warm Compress 10 mins 3x a day over the inflammed area 2. Apply Tobradex ointment 4x a day for 2 weeks over the inflammed area. And please apply inside the eye too by pulling the lower eyelid down and...  Read Full »

I have itchy bumps inside the upper eyelid. What should I do?

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 al...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubair A Shaikh

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 hot...  Read Full »

How can swollen eyelids and red eyes be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had swollen eyelids and red eyes for around 2 months. I have used two courses of Chloramphenicol drops, then an ointment and have been using Sodium Cromoglicate. They still have not improved. Do I need to see an eye doctor?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pandya

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com. I should see your eye first after then I can guide you or I can prescribe you medicine for your condition. So kindly attach your eye photo here I will see it and let you know about your condition.  Read Full »

How to treat swelling in the lower eyelid?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a swelling in the left lower eyelid as can be seen in the picture before four days. It is painful and the eye turned red. Since yesterday, I have been using Ciprofloxacin eye drops, but there is no relief. I got similar problem in my right lower eyelid a year back. Since, two months...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures of your eyes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is called an¬†internal hordeolum, a kind of bacterial infection leading to an abscess. It is common in oily skin people. Hordeolum will not resolve with eye drops alone. I ...  Read Full »

Why is my vision blurred after an eye injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Two days back, I got a hit in my eye with a ball. Still, it is paining with blurred image. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After trauma with the ball, there could be many things that can cause blurring. It could be a simple eyelid swelling or small abrasion on the cornea, the front transparent surface of the eye. Other causes may be inflammation in the eye or blood inside the ey...  Read Full »

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