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Was the eyelid swelling painful to begin with?
no it was a little tender but he said it didnt hurt much he only started having pain in his eye this morning
Can he see from the affected eye by lifting the eyelid upwards?
a little but its blurry
Is he still applying the antibiotic eye ointment?
no it was only prescribed for 7 days every 4 to 5 hours
Has the lid swelling resolved now , after two weeks, or is it still seen?
no there is still the tiniest bump that is barley visbile under the lash line they said it was an extra piece of skin and to just put a warm compress on the eye for 5 min a day and try to flush it out
Can you just let me know the names of the eye ointment and eye drops used for this ?
i dont have that with me it is at home i know the eye crea, started with an O and the eye drops started with a M
Who was the treating doctor- GP or an optometrist?
i am just concerned that he said it was hurting this mornign then could not see out of it the dr was a GP
Ok. From the given symptoms it appears like he had an internal hordeolum( or a stye) due to the presence of the swelling and some amount of tenderness and the site of the swelling. It usually resolves well with warm compresses and antibiotic ointment and should not cause any kind of reduced visual acuity.
Blurring of vision is known to occur with the use of eye ointment due a thin film over the anterior surface of the eye but its effect would not last for so long as a week after stopping it.
should i take him to the eye dr since he is experiencing some loss of vision in that eye then because they just diagnosed it as a stye but i don't understand then why two weeks later hes now having pain in the eye and loss of vision
Yes it would be better to get his eyes examined by an eye doctor for a closer look , as there can be painful conditions of the eye which can cause reduction in vision ( can get missed by torchlight examination) such as a keratitis or even an iritis.
But neither of these would be related to the stye which was treated a week back.
ok yes beacuse i am freaking out that he cant see out of that eye i dont want any permanent damage done
Relax, whatever is the cause of this painful eye with reduced vision, is treatable ,as most of the anterior segment conditions are.
ok thank you
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