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Can one eyeball become swollen What would be the cause of

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Can one eyeball become swollen? What would be the cause of this?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
What have you tried? Do you wear contact lenses? When did this start?

Pain? Itching?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes,I wear contact lenses. It started about 3 days ago. At first it felt a bit irritated, kind of like tired eyes. Now whenever I blink, I feel like the skin is "bigger". No pain, no itching, red eyes and burning eyes.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
The swelling in the eyes is likely due to irritation from the contact lenses. Remove your contact lenses and use artificial tears to soothe the eyes. Cool compresses will help with the eyelid swelling as well.

If you have significant eye pain or light sensitivity, it can be an indication of infection that would need evaluation for antibiotics.

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