Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
What part of your eye is swollen? Is it always in the same area?
it is always in the same area, seems like to be above the left eye always
never the right eye
never worn glasses or contacts
no itching or pain
It it the upper lid,lower lid, eye ball itself etc?
upper lid it seems like
don't think its the eyeball itself
Ok. Well since this has been a recurring issue, and from what you have told me, it seems like you may be suffering from a combination of problems, all working at once to give you symptoms. It is common to have dryness of the eyes, allergies and blepharitis. Many times even though you "have" it in both eyes only one will bother you.....
The good news? There is a home treatment you can do that very well may break the cycle you are in and clear things up :-)
controlling the symptoms. Dry eyes are very common 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, if this doesn’t work then you can try temporary punctal occlusion of the lower puncta, then, if needed, temporary occlusion of all 4 puncta then, if indicated, surgical ( non-reversible) closure of the puncta. The openings to your tear drainage system are called puncta and you have one opening on each lid, near your nose.
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. You may not be able to see this “gunk” yourself, unless it is really bad, but it shows up clearly on slit lamp examination.
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 your 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.
Baby shampoo lid scrubs will also help to wash away allergens and stimulate tear production, thereby addressing all three of your issues. Remember, this is not an instant fix. While you are waiting for the lid scrubs to have affect you can use over the counter allergy pills such as Travist, dimetapp or Zyrtec.
Should your symptoms get worse, your vision become significantly affected or things just not get better in 3 weeks or so you should have a complete eye examination by your local ophthalmologist to look for other, less common, causes of your symptoms.
Here is a good article on Blepharitis:
Does this make sense to you?
it does...but this issue only started 2 months ago
It is still possible that these thing are contributing to your issues.
Everyone likes to think that tumors or some other serious problem in at work....but I've learned that the common things are common and the rare things are rare. The above issues are very common; tumors etc are very rare.
ok, good to know
I'd try the above for a few weeks and see how thing go. You might be pleasantly suprised.
My pleasure. Have a good day.