View Full Version : Swollen eye

12-17-2003, 10:16 AM
This has happened to me a few times in the past and occured gain this morning when I woke up. My left eye is basically swollen shut (it's alittle better now). When I awoke my eyelid and surrounding area was swollen as if I'd been beaten however there is no discolouration, soreness or vision impairement. It does water a bit though. I look like Quasimodo!

In the past I can tell when it's going to happen, I wake up throughout the night and don't feel any soreness but maybe a bit of pressure and know I'll look like a boxer the day after. It has always happened in my right eye only but today it occured in the left. I had it checked out this morning but they had no idea what it was. It has always returned to normal within 24-36 hours.

Anyone ever had this or have any idea what it might be?

NOTE: I don't think it's allergies or an infection. An eye cold??????

12-17-2003, 11:21 AM
Not sure what it is. I know an eye cold usually has some sort of mucus that welds your eye closed while you sleep, then you wake up and its all crusty. its a lovely thing

12-17-2003, 11:24 AM
If the discharge is clear and non-crusty, it could be an allergy, dry eyes from wind, a cold, or something in your eye. Because of the swelling, I would tend to think it's an allergy or cold. You might want to check with your doctor.

12-17-2003, 11:27 AM
Yeah it's just watery, not mucousy (sp?) or anything. I've had that before where it sort of welds shut but it's swelling. The doc. didn't know sh!t.

12-17-2003, 11:29 AM
Did u go to an eye specialist? or just your primary care doc??

12-17-2003, 11:33 AM
Just primary care doc. If it's still like this tomorrow I have an appt. for the eye specialist.