Eye Sweling

Overview of Eye Sweling

Eye swelling or Swollen eyes are caused by the presence of fluid in the connective tissue surrounding the eye. Swelling can range from mild to moderate to severe.

Signs and Symptoms of Eye Sweling

Eye swelling (آنکھ کی پتلیوں میں سوجن) refers to the presence of excess fluid in the connective tissue surrounding the eye. This excess fluid can cause the eyes to swell or puff up. It is also called swollen eyes or periorbital puffiness.

Eye Swelling Scale

Eye swelling is categorized into three scales:

  • Mild: Puffy eyelids, eyes open normally
  • Moderate: More puffy eyes, eyes still open normally
  • Severe: Eyelids are swollen shut or almost shut

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Types of Eye Sweling

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Swelling of eyelids
  • Swelling around the eye
  • No discharge
  • No redness of the eye
  • Non-injury swelling
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Risk Factors of Eye Sweling

Eye swelling on one side of the eye (unilateral eye swelling) is caused by:

  • Constantly rubbing the eye
  • Insect or mosquito bite
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Stye
  • Dacryocystitis
  • Periorbital Cellulitis
  • Injury near the eye

Eye swelling on both sides of the eye is caused by:

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Viral conjunctivitis
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Edema
  • Anaphylaxis

A swollen eye can also be caused by pink eye, sinusitis, lupus or bruising.

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Prevention

The complications of eye swelling can be as follows:

  1. Unresponsiveness or change in alertness
  2. Eyelid swelling after a fatal head trauma
  3. General swelling
  4. High fever higher than 101 degree Fahrenheit
  5. Recurrent headaches
  6. Change in vision or loss of vision
  7. Swelling of face, lips or tongue
  8. Change in the mental state of the person.
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Diagnosis

Make sure to keep in mind the following preventive tips for eye swelling:

  1. Pay special attention to your personal hygiene
  2. Do not touch your eyes with dirty hands
  3. Get yourself properly vaccinated
  4. Keep your eye medications separate from the others
  5. Do not use the same towel or washcloth as other

Treatment of Eye Sweling | When to Consult a Doctor

Eye swelling can be diagnosed without a test. Just an eye exam with a history of symptoms is required. No immediate treatment is required.

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Last updated on Tuesday 25/10/2022

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Dr. Muhammad Hammad Ayub

Ophthalmologist | MBBS, FCPS

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