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Eye Swelling - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Eye Swelling in Urdu

آنکھ کی پتلیوں میں سوجن کی وجہ آنکھ کے گرد پٹھوں میں مائع جمع ہوجانا ہو سکتی ہے۔ آنکھ کے اوپر یا نیچے کی پتلیاں متاثر ہو سکتی ہیں۔ اس سے آنکھوں میں درد کی شکایت بھی ہو سکتی ہے۔ آنکھوں میں اس تکلیف کی کئی وجوہات ہو سکتی ہیں جن میں دوسری بیماریاں، چوٹ لھنا یا الرجی بھی شامل ہیں

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Summary about Eye Swelling in English

An inflamed eyelid occurs when inflammation or excess fluid (edema) occurs in the connective tissue surrounding the eye. The inflamed eyes can be painful or not painful and affect the upper and lower eyelids. An inflamed eye has many causes, such as eye infections, eye injuries or eye trauma and more common allergies.

Symptoms of Eye Swelling

Usually when the eye swells up, it actually is an indication that there is some other more profound condition. Eye swelling typically comes up followed by at least one symptom showed down below:

  • Irritation in the eye that makes the individual want to scratch.
  • Increased light sensitivity, making too much light very irritating.
  • The eye also produces too much tears leading to the eye appearing watery.
  • Due to and depending upon the swelling, the individual’s vision gets partially blocked.
  • The eyelid could also turn reddish.
  • In fact, the eyes could also turn red and the interior lining of the eyelids might inflame.
  • Eye discharge
  • The individual might also experience pain, especially if the underlying cause is infection.
  • Lastly, dryness or flaking could occur in the eyelids.

Causes of Eye Swelling

It is a fairly common thing to have puffy or swollen eyes. The reasons behind this condition are several, including too much liquid retention and serious infection. Usually, this swelling subsides before the full day is over. Furthermore, while one could use compresses in order to help the swelling, the treatment options really depend on what the reason for that swelling is.

Several reasons your eyelid may be swollen include: The eye might swell up for multiple reasons. Among them are allergies, insect bites and stings and conjunctivitis, which is also known as pink eye. A very sensitive bump might also appear, which is reddish in color and so could a cyst. Retention of fluids and/or injury could also be responsible for this condition.

Clinical diseases might also result in swollen eyes, like the rather rare eye cancer and/or Grave’s disease. It is important that the individual seeks help immediately if the swelling does not go away after 1 or 2 days.

Risk Factors of Eye Swelling

Those individuals are more at risk who have a history of allergic responses in their body. Furthermore, people who have a weaker immunity to infections are also more vulnerable along with those individuals who live in areas where there are more bacteria. Any stress, insufficient sleep, dryness of eyes, environmental changes or some other medical condition could also raise the risk for eye swelling.

Preventive Measures of Eye Swelling

One could observe the following preventive measures:

  • If the individual experiences swelling in their eyelids on almost a regular basis, he/she consult their doctor immediately in order to get checked for allergies.
  • The person, if he/she uses beauty products like make-up and cream, should choose those items that are labeled allergy-free and do not have any scent.
  • Proper hygiene should be observed among those who use contact lenses. Individuals who use these should replace their contact lenses after certain time periods along with the lens case as well. This way, they could avoid eye swelling to a substantial degree.
  • Lastly, when looking for eye-drops one should choose those that are completely preservative-free.