Swollen Eye Causes, Treatments & More

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2. Diagnosing the Cause of Swollen Eyes

To diagnose the cause of swollen eyes, the health care provider reviews the person's medical history and symptoms then conducts a physical examination. They ask how long the eye has been swollen and what other symptoms are present. They inquire about any recent injuries, insect bites and exposure to any new over-the-counter products or household items.

The provider also asks about accompanying symptoms and any pre-existing disorders, such as heart, kidney or liver disease. In some cases, they may order imaging tests.2Christopher J. Brady, et al. ‘Eyelid Swelling - Eye Disorders.’ Merck Manuals Consumer Version, Merck Manuals, www.merckmanuals.com/home/eye-disorders/symptoms-of-eye-disorders/eyelid-swelling.<a></a>

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