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I have just under my lower left eyelid slight swelling. It

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I have just under my lower left eyelid slight swelling. It looks like a new "bag" it shows more when I smile. It does not hurt at all and when I press it it looks like it disappears for a minute then comes back. It is also more obvious at various times of the day.
I went to the doctor who says it is ocular rosaecea but I don't feel any pain or anything in the eye itself! I have been using tobradex eye drops for a week but it has not gone away.
Could I have developed a bag under only one eye?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.

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Dr. Rick :

first of all, tobradex eye drops are not the correct drug to use for the treatment of ocular rosaecea.

Dr. Rick :

What you are experiencing is, most likely, a slight breakdown of your orbital septum that is allowing a small amount of the normal fatty tissue that surrounds and cushions your eyeball to push forward. That is why you can "push it back" for a moment.

Dr. Rick :

The treatment for this condition is called a lower lid blepharoplasty. In this procedure the weak orbital septum is opened, the "pooching forward" fat tissue is removed, and the area sewn back together.

Dr. Rick :

I suggest you stop the antibiotic/steroid eye drops at his point and make an appointment to see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam and a review of your treatment options.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

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