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I am a 71 years old lady and I have difficulty in opening

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I am a 71 years old lady and I have difficulty in opening one of my eye lids if I wake during the nights. It had discharge & itchy sometimes
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is your eyelid swollen at all?
Customer: For about two months. Not swollen but I feel like a pin head when I move my lid
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am hypertensive & I use the computer for. Long hours
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

These symptoms of difficulty in opening up of one eyelid at night and discharge itch can be due to;

1) Glaucoma; you need to check the eye ball pressure which may raise and slowly may cause diminution of vision.

2) Chronic conjunctivitus; this is mild grade inflammation of the transparent lining around the white portion (sclera) of our eye. This will need a swab test to confirm the infection. Antibiotics drops are needed for the treatment.

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