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Why is one of my eyelids now swollen?

My left eyelid has been swollen for about a year. Last year I had my first bout of eczema (atopic dermatitis) that hit my left eyelid. I went to the doctor thinking it was an eye infection, and was prescribed a 2% hydrocortisone creme. That seemed to work, but I have been dealing with on-and-off eczema in various spots ever since. However my left eyelid later got infected, and I went to my dermatologist and got some antibiotics which took care of it-- but the swelling never fully went away. It's not active eczema, it's not infected... my dermatologist and opthamologist have no idea and no suggestions. It isn't red or painful or itchy, and I haven't noticed anything that makes it worse or better food-wise. I definitely notice it's swollen, I can feel it when my eye is open. It's also very apparent in the mirror and in photos. Any ideas on what this is or what to do about it? Or even what kind of doctor to see?
posted by lockstitch on Mar 2, 2016 - 7 answers

Experiences with LipiFlow dry eye procedure?

Would anyone be willing to share experiences, positive or otherwise, with the LipiFlow massage/heat treatment for dry eye? I've found everything I can that's Googleable & would love to know if the Hive has found it useful. It's certainly intriguing. Thanks.
posted by mintcake! on Sep 20, 2015 - 1 answer

How do I find a better optometrist and get a better eye exam?

I don't really trust that I'm getting a good eye exam from my optometrist (chain store) and felt the same about the previous two (local practice and another chain store.) Given that I'm not a doctor myself, how do I find/get a better eye exam or gain a reasonable confidence I'm getting a good exam in my current situation?
posted by michaelh on Jan 2, 2014 - 22 answers

How old were you when you got bifocals?

1. How old were you when you got bifocal lenses? 2. How difficult was it to adjust to them, particularly if you got contact lenses? 3. How many different pairs or combinations of lenses did you have to try before finding something that worked? 4. Are there new options in recent years that a near-sighted person with worsening close-up vision should know about? Thanks for helping me go to my eye doctor with good questions ready.
posted by mediareport on May 23, 2011 - 29 answers

abre los ojos

Another medical question [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Dec 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Maybe the askme crowd can tell me I'm overreacting?

I messed up my eye - please help me figure out doctor stuff. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Sep 30, 2009 - 15 answers

Eye Pain! Who can help me?

Who should I see about my 'behind the eye' pain? [more inside]
posted by AzzaMcKazza on Feb 9, 2009 - 14 answers

What's wrong with my eyeballs.

What was this doctor talking about while checking my eyes? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Mar 31, 2008 - 10 answers

Dry eyes while sleeping

My young wife (32 years old) for years has complained about her eyes drying out while sleeping. Any good ideas for relief? [more inside]
posted by tdabbott on Jun 15, 2007 - 16 answers

What's My Illness? Testing the Hivemind.

Yes, I'm seeing a doctor in about 1 hour. But I wanted to test out the hive mind. I always wanted to do this. A few times a day, my eyes have trouble correctly aiming at things. If I'm trying to look at something they'll overshoot and I'll get a dizzy for a second. Or it might be the other way around with the dizziness coming first.... a better description inside. [more inside]
posted by Cog on Feb 27, 2007 - 24 answers

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