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Swollen eye

Also known as Eye swelling

Swollen eye 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 swollen eye are conjunctivitis, stye, and allergy. Other possible causes, such as seasonal allergies (hay fever), are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with swollen eye often receive x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, blood culture, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, nonoperative removal of foreign body, culture wound, incision and drainage and diagnostic spinal tap .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with swollen eye include erythromycin, gentamicin ophthalmic, erythromycin ophthalmic, sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic, tetracaine (one touch), olopatadine ophthalmic, tobramycin ophthalmic, fluorescein ophthalmic, tobramycin (tobi), ciprofloxacin ophthalmic, dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, proparacaine ophthalmic and ofloxacin ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for swollen eye include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and race/ethnicity = black.

Age

< 1 years
1.4x
1-4 years
2.9x
5-14 years
1.7x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.4x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.6x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
0.8x
Other
1.0x
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