Swollen Eyelid

What are some causes of a swollen eyelid?

Common causes of a swollen eyelid include:
 

  • Infection of the eyelid skin or cellulitis
     

  • Infection or inflammation inside the eye endophthalmitis
     

  • Infection or inflammation of the inner surface of the eyelids or conjunctivitis
     

  • Infection of eyelashes or blepharitis
     

  • Infection or inflammation of oil glands of the eyelid or meibomian gland dysfunction, chalazion or stye
     

  • Tumors of the eyelid or the eye
     

  • Dry eyes
     

  • Allergies

 

Some of these conditions can cause permanent vision loss which can be prevented by early diagnosis and treatment. If you have recently developed a swollen eyelid, contact your ophthalmologist today to make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam.