Swelling in the white part of the eye may involve either conjunctiva
, episclera or sclera.
The causes in conjunctiva are inflammed pterygium
, a common degenerative condition, chemosis of conjunctiva as in allergic or inflammatory conditions.
The causes in episclera or sclera are inflammations called as episcleritis
and scleritis. The causes in episclera or sclera are usually painful and are not associated with discharge, whereas the causes in conjunctivitis
are associated with discharge and are usually not painful.
The treatment mainly includes antibiotic eye drops and steroid
eye drops in cases of non infective causes.
In your case you need to undergo examination to find out the underlying cause and treatment accordingly. So please do consult your eye doctor for examination and treatment accordingly.