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Does the swelling go away during the day? What medical problems do you have and what medicine do you take? Is your vision affected or is it painful? Ever happen to the other eye?
I take thyroxine tablets and they have just been reduced to 150mg I was taking 200mg per day. I had botox on my forehead on 4th September but my symptons with the one eye only didnt start until 5 weeks after that, do you think it could be that, I have also been told I have a kidney stone, rather large.
yes, the swelling reduces during the day, my vision is not affected
No nothing wrong with the other eye
Is the swelling tender to the touch? Is it swollen right now.....I know it's not really morning on your side of the pond, but if the swelling is present now, and you could take a picture, I could take a look.
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When it comes to allergies it is almost impossible to pin down the offending agent(s) and, therefore, treatment needs to focus on controlling the symptoms. Dry eyes is very common, especially after the onset of menopause, and can be improved by a stepwise series of therapies. First, the use of natural tears 4-6+ times/day to augment your natural tear production, then temporary punctal occlusion of the lower puncta, then temporary occlusion of all 4 puncta then surgical ( non-reversable) closure of the puncta.
Blepharitis is a condition where glands in the eyelids are not functioning normally. They become plugged and instead of putting out their normal clear, oily secretions, they put out thick, toothpaste like gunk.
The best treatment for this condition daily lid scrubs combined with warm compresses. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on you eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes. The hot water in the shower helps to soften the plugged oils in the glands while the mechanical scrubbing with your soapy fingers removes the oils.
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