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What is the cause for swollen eyelid?

Hello,
Yesterday I noticed my right eye developing sensitivity to the sunlight with continual watering. I removed my contact and today, the symptoms are worse and my entire eyelid is swollen. It feels like there is something in my eye, but I cannot manage to find anything. Any suggestions as to what is going on and how to treat it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
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Hello
It seems from the history that you are having swollen eye with sensitivity to light. Since you are wearing contact lens, this indicates contact lens related infection. The first thing to be done is to stop using the contact lenses and start antibiotic eye drops.
You need to consult your eye doctor for examination as the infection can involve the cornea if not treated properly.

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What is the cause for swollen eyelid?

Hello It seems from the history that you are having swollen eye with sensitivity to light. Since you are wearing contact lens, this indicates contact lens related infection. The first thing to be done is to stop using the contact lenses and start antibiotic eye drops. You need to consult your eye doctor for examination as the infection can involve the cornea if not treated properly. Thank you