Usually we just look in the mirror and decide to avoid it. Eventually, the swelling of the eyelids, known as eyelid edema, will also disappear during the day. In most cases, this is nothing to worry about. In certain cases, this could be a sign of serious, possibly vision-threatening problems, such as: B. Orbital cellulitis, Graves' disease and herpes ocularis, according to Dr. Shashidhar V S, consultant for eye plastic surgery at Sankara Eye Hospital . Dr. Shashidhar advises not to ignore the appearance of swollen eyes and to see an ophthalmologist to ensure that there is no serious infection.
The terms "swollen eyes" and "swollen eyes" are often used interchangeably. However, it must be understood that “swollen eyes” refer to the appearance caused by swelling of the eyelids, while “swollen eyes” refer to a burning or gritty feeling in the eyes due to allergies, infections or injuries. Dr. Shashidhar points out the causes, symptoms, precautions and remedies for puffy eyes:
Eye swelling that normally goes away on its own within 24 hours is caused for several reasons, mainly the presence of excess Fluid (edema) in the eyelids. It can also have the following causes:
- Allergies (with products that come into contact with eyes, such as make-up or contact lens solution)
- Injury to the eye area
- Insect bite
- Pigsty ̵
- conjunctivitis, also known as the "pink eye"
- malfunction of the oil glands in the eyelids
- orbital and periorbital cellulitis
- fat prolapse [19659esW9apowerfulorprolonged19659017] Apart from these, certain diseases can also be the reason for swollen eyes. For example, Graves' disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid.
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- Crusty or swollen eyes when you get up in the morning
- Burning or coarse-grained Feeling in the eyes
- Blurred / impaired vision
- Itchy and oily eyelids
- Red eyes and conjunctivitis
- Sensitivity to bright light
- Dry eye syndrome
When should you see a doctor?
According to Dr. Shashidhar requires medical advice if eye swelling is accompanied by:
- pain in the eyelids
- blurred or impaired vision
- itchy or scratchy sensation
- red eyes and inflammation
- feeling of a piece of sand in the eyes
If the swelling persists for a few days despite warm compresses and good sleep, it is advisable to consult an eye surgeon. Depending on the cause, the doctor may recommend antibiotic eye drops, ointments or creams for a few days or 4-6 weeks. Dr. Shashidhar says that while eye cancer is rare, swollen eyes are a symptom of the cancer's pressure. The immediate treatment of such a problem not only leads to an accurate diagnosis, but also to early relief.
What you can do at home (home remedies for swollen eyelids)
Treatment for swollen eyelids depends on the underlying cause. If it is caused by fluid retention, allergy or lack of sleep, a variety of home remedies can become fruitful:
- Wash the eyes with salt water in the event of a discharge.
- Cool compress the eyes with a cold washcloth.
- Avoid for some time the use of contact lenses.
- Use of a prescribed eye drop for allergies.
- Sleeping with your head elevated to reduce fluid retention.
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- If puffy eyelids and other symptoms mentioned above appear regularly, it is advisable to take care of yourself get tested for allergies. Once you know the exact cause, the allergens can be avoided.
- Choose makeup and other beauty products wisely and make sure they're hypoallergenic and fragrance-free.
- Those who wear contact lenses must use suitable hygiene techniques to minimize the risk of eye infection or irritation.
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