Eye Care Expert Forum
under left eye puffy
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

under left eye puffy

My daughter has been experiencing puffiness under her left eye.  I have carried her to an eye doctor, and they have no conclusion to the problem, also an ear, nose and throat doctor and they did a sinus x-ray and found no conclusion also.  I have gotten some eye drops from the eye doctor and the swelling has diminished after using them a few times.  However, I do not want to continue this.  I need a solution to the problem.  As far as I know she isn't allergic to anything and has always been in wonderful health and never even been to the doctor except for check ups.  What do you think the problem is?  Do I need to carry her to an allergy doctor?
Related Discussions
233488_tn?1310696703
I doubt an allergy physician would be helpful. General allergies are almost always bilateral and not one eye. The only type of allergy that occurs in one eye are when something comes in contact with the eye that irritates it (such as a printer that gets ink on his hand and rubs one eye or a gardener that touches a work glove to one eye).

The most common thing that would cause this is an infection in the eyelid such as a stye or chalazion. There is usually some pain upon touching over the infected area and a mass (tender or non-tender) is often felt.

A tear duct problem might cause this but usually the eye runs water and there is pain over the tear sac at the inner eye.

There are some rare conditions in which the tissue of the eye socket (orbit) become inflamed, enlarged or tender.

If the problem fails to resolve then I suggest an Eye MD that specializes in oculo-plastic surgery. In some instances if all else fails and the problem persists then a CT or MRI of the orbit is necessary.

Let us know if you find out for sure what is causing the problem.

JCH III MD Eye Physician and Surgeon
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
233488_tn?1310696703
John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank