Eye

Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Eye

Irritation in upper eyelid

Customer Question
Irritation in upper eyelid
Submitted: 5 years ago.Category: Eye
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Answered in 11 minutes by:
6/3/2012
Eye Doctor: Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist replied 5 years ago
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 2,450
Experience: MS Ophthalmology with 13 years of surgical expereince
Verified
Dr. A.S. Desai :

Hello, Welcome to Just Answer

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Are you 12 years old or are you asking this question on behalf of a 12 year old? Under 13 years are supposed to take the help of an adult to ask a question on their behalf.

Customer:

hello

Customer:

I am asking on behalf of my 12 yr old daughter

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Ok. Apart from irritation does she have any redness / itching or watering from that eye? Any foreign body ( dust/dirt or any tiny speck) in that eye?

Customer:

No. I checked her eye. I did not find any foreign body in her eye. There is no redness. No watering. But it seems to irritate her

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Common causes for irritation in the upperlid are sub-tarsal conjunctival foreign body( a tiny foreign body such as a speck of dust can get stuck on the under surface of the upperlid and can only be seen by everting the upperlid under bright light), misdirected eyelash which is constantly rubbing the eye, allergic conjunctivitis.

Customer:

I checked to see for a misdirected eyelash - but did not find it.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Could you please evert her upperlid once just to confirm there is no sub-tarsal FB.

Customer:

Ok.

Customer:

I have checked to see that there is no foreign body

Customer:

But will wait for sometime. If her eye is still irritable, I will have to drive her to a hospital

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Alright if there is no sub-tarsal FB or misdirected eyelash then I guess whatever must have caused the irritation is out of her eye. The symptoms tend to persist for a while till the tissue on which the FB was lodged gets back to normal( say a couple of hours). In the meanwhile start putting lubricating eye drops such as over the counter preservative free Refresh tears eye drops , 1 drop 4 -6 times a day.

Customer:

Ok, Thanks for your input on this issue.

Customer:

Will put some eye drops in her eye.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Here is an image which shows the most common site for lodgement of a FB which can get missed out easily.-http://www.tedmontgomery.com/the_eye/eyephotos/pics/SubtarsalForeignBody.jpg

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Hope she feels better soon with the eyedrops.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Thank you and best wishes.

A bonus and/or positive feedback are welcome.

Views expressed are for information purpose only and cannot substitute a visit to an ophthalmologist

Customer:

Ok, Thank you very much!

Customer:

Your feedback was very helpful!

Dr. A.S. Desai :

You are most welcome.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

I am glad to have assisted you. Take care.

Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 2,450
Experience: MS Ophthalmology with 13 years of surgical expereince
Verified
Dr. A.S. Desai and 87 other Eye Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. A.S. Desai Your Own Question
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 2,450
2,450 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MS Ophthalmology with 13 years of surgical expereince

Dr. A.S. Desai is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Dan B.

Dr. Dan B.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

3,334 satisfied customers

Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Stan

Dr. Stan

Ophthalmologist

905 satisfied customers

Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon

Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens

Ophthalmologist

629 satisfied customers

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Susan

Dr. Susan

Ophthalmologist

217 satisfied customers

Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.

Dr. JP

Dr. JP

Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

28 satisfied customers

Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear

Dr-Trace

Dr-Trace

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

26 satisfied customers

Board Certified in General Ophthalmology

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

11 satisfied customers

Glaucoma Specialist, Associate Professor FAU, Teaching Faculty Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

< Previous | Next >

Related Eye Questions
I have been seen by both Ophthalmologists & Neurologists but
I have been seen by both Ophthalmologists & Neurologists but have not had satisfactory answers. … read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
619 satisfied customers
I met with that other ophthalmologist in the same office
I met with that other ophthalmologist in the same office today, and she went into considerable detail about my present condition and what changes she recommended in all the steps I have been doing. He… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
619 satisfied customers
My ophthalmologist says I have Dry Eye, but he isn't
My ophthalmologist says I have Dry Eye, but he isn't specific about how bad my condition is. It seems to have suddenly started to become a problem only about 4 months ago, and I'm currently using Xiid… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
619 satisfied customers
Can an ophthalmologist see a brain tumor in the front of the
Can an ophthalmologist see a brain tumor in the front of the head or eyes? Or any indication of one ? When the eyes are dilated ?… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,892 satisfied customers
Both my eyes are red and irritated. I think I have pink eye.
Both my eyes are red and irritated. I think I have pink eye. Is there a treatment? … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
762 satisfied customers
For the last two days I have had constant eye irritation in
For the last two days I have had constant eye irritation in my left eye.. It is beginning to hurt a little. . It feels like something is in my eye but I have not found anything. Today my eye is lookin… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,980 satisfied customers
Is there an ophthalmologist available? I am having trouble
Hello, is there an ophthalmologist available? I am having trouble with continuing dry eye, red eyes, tight stiff eye muscles and blurry vision. Recently, my eyes have been watering mostly when I wake … read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,550 satisfied customers
My husband's eye was irritating him this week, and just a
My husband's eye was irritating him this week, and just a moment ago he rinsed it and touched his eye which led to the discovery of a blood blister on the inside of the lower part of his eye. A a bit … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,980 satisfied customers
Ophthalmologist I have had twitching in my upper eyelids for
OphthalmologistI have had twitching in my upper eyelids for the last two weeks everyday. From my understanding, this condition may be Myokymia. I read it is caused by dry eyes, fatigue or lack of slee… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,892 satisfied customers
My left eye has been irritating me for about 1.5 weeks now.
Hi, my left eye has been irritating me for about 1.5 weeks now. It's fine whenever I'm not watching tv, on my computer, or driving. But when I do those activities, it seems my left eye is slightly blu… read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
I am facing eye irritation from past 30 days and used
Hi I am facing eye irritation from past 30 days and used lubricant drops, checked with optometrist last friday.she has done complete eye exam and told me to use allergy drops. also she told -0.5 eye s… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,675 satisfied customers
Yesterday I had sever irritation in my left eyes and today I
Hi Pearl, yesterday I had sever irritation in my left eyes and today I don't have the irritation but a small white dot appeared inside the black eye ball. I don't wear lens may I know which eye drop c… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,245 satisfied customers
My mom went to an Ophthalmologist, he told her she has
My mom went to an Ophthalmologist, he told her she has cholesterol build-up behind one or both eyes, he told her if a blood clot would break free it could kill her if it went to her brain, stroke.. Tr… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
619 satisfied customers
I was rubbing my eye due to irritation. Now when i look in
I was rubbing my eye due to irritation . Now when i look in the mirror and squint the white part of my eye when i squint hits against my eye ball and its irritating… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
619 satisfied customers
I have an irritated right eye (itchy, slightly puffy) for a
I have an irritated right eye (itchy, slightly puffy) for a week or so. Today I bought Bausch and Lomb Opcon-A eye drops for allergy relief. Now the pupil is dilated (much larger than the non-irritate… read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
I have a specific question - i just saw an ophthalmologist,
i have a specific question - i just saw an ophthalmologist … read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
619 satisfied customers
I have 24 years. This is my finding ophthalmologists VOD:
I have 24 years. This is my finding ophthalmologists VOD: +0.25 = 1.00 -0,50X180 VOS + 0.25 = 1.0 -0,75X155 FOD: PNO neat, winding blood vessels of the eye especially around the macula FOS: PNO neat, … read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
619 satisfied customers
My brother (24) went to an ophthalmologist last weekend
Hello, my brother (24) went to an ophthalmologist last weekend because of a stye (or maybe it's a chalazion?) on his upper eyelid that doesn't want to go away. He was prescribed some kind of antibioti… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,892 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x