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What causes swelling of the white part the eye after rubbing the eyes?

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: I was rubbing my eye and it started to bother me. I notice that when I look to the left the skin on the white part of my eye is bunching up. When i look the the right it flattens out? Is this serious? Do i need to seek medical attention? It feels like something is in my eye but its just bothering me a little? This happened an hour ago
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Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It is not a serious condition.

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr. DADAPEER K, an Ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question.

I reviewed your history.

The swelling of the white part of the eye following rubbing the eyes indicates conjunctival swelling. It is not a serious condition and no need to worry about it.
Washing eyes with cold water will relieve this.

This requires medical attention if it does not resolve or if there are symptoms like pain, watering, discharge...


Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you.
Do write back to me for further questions.

Thank you
With regards
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What causes swelling of the white part the eye after rubbing the eyes?

Brief Answer: It is not a serious condition. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to Health care magic I am Dr. DADAPEER K, an Ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question. I reviewed your history. The swelling of the white part of the eye following rubbing the eyes indicates conjunctival swelling. It is not a serious condition and no need to worry about it. Washing eyes with cold water will relieve this. This requires medical attention if it does not resolve or if there are symptoms like pain, watering, discharge... Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you. Do write back to me for further questions. Thank you With regards