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Eyelid swelling

Also known as Swelling Of Eyelid, Swollen Eyelid, and Puffy Eyelid

Eyelid swelling is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of eyelid swelling are stye, conjunctivitis, and blepharitis. Other possible causes, such as eczema, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with eyelid swelling often receive microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology) and other extraocular muscle and orbit therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with eyelid swelling include erythromycin, erythromycin ophthalmic, dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic, olopatadine ophthalmic, gentamicin ophthalmic, bacitracin ophthalmic, fluorescein ophthalmic, tobramycin ophthalmic, tobramycin (tobi), proparacaine ophthalmic, tetracaine (one touch) and brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for eyelid swelling include race/ethnicity = other age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.2x
1-4 years
2.8x
5-14 years
1.2x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.5x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
0.8x
Other
1.7x
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