What would cause severe (almost swollen shut) eyelid swelling in the morning (uponn waking) - the eyelid skin is stretched and once the edema is gone, they skin is very red and painful.
We have pretty much ruled out allergies.
Of note, is a head trauma sustained 1.5 years ago (back of head hit pavement twice) - am still undergoing various treatments to relieve pressure in head - could manipulation of the nerves in the back of my head/neck cause eyelids to swell?
1: Please make sure you have an ophthalmologist perform a complete history and examination on your eyes
2. Keep head elevated at night
3..Strictly reduce salt intake
4. Avoid rubbing your eyes, or scrubbing eyelids
5. Weight gain can be a big contributing factor as well as genetics. It could be a family trait.
6. Consider a thyroid work up
These are just a few thoughts. If everything comes out normal with your workup, at some point you may need to consider plastic surgery if it is just excess, baggy skin?
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