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Your Mild Eye Swelling May Also be Known as:
Eye a little puffy
Eye a little swollen
Eye mildly puffy
Eye mildly swollen
Eye slightly puffy
Eye slightly swollen
Mild eye puffiness
Slight eye puffiness
Slight eye swelling

Top 7 Mild Eye Swelling Causes

  1. 1.Interstitial Nephritis

    The tissue of the kidneys can become inflamed for many different reasons, ranging from medications to infection to our own immune system

    You should go to your primary care physician(PCP) tomorrow for a sick visit.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, joint pain, fever, side pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Anterior Uveitis

    Uveitis is the inflammation of of the blood vessels between the back and the front of the eye. "Anterior" uveitis is inflammation of the front of the eye: the iris (the round hole that light goes through) and the ciliary body (the muscles and connective tissue behind the eye's surface). Uveitis can affect adults and children, and there's typically no cause that can be identified.

    You should go to the ER or walk-in ophthalmology clinic immediately. You cannot shrug off this "pink eye" because there's a possibility of vision loss without treatment. You must see an ophthalmologist within 24 hours for follow-up after your initial treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    blurry vision, sensitivity to light, constant eye pain, eye redness, pain in one eye
    Symptoms that always occur with anterior uveitis:
    constant eye pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  3. 3.Non - Specific Eye Pain

    Eye pain not caused by injury or surgery that is a variation of normal.

    Your eye pain is normal and unlikely to be caused by a serious illness. You can try over the counter pain medication like Tylenol. If the pain becomes severe, see a physician.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    eye pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific eye pain:
    eye pain
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific eye pain:
    pain when moving the eye, headache
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.Concussion Not Needing Imaging

    A traumatic brain injury (TBI), or concussion, happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital, and the worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death.

    You do not need to seek immediate medical care. Make sure your symptoms do not change. If they do, go immediately to the ER. If not, follow-up with the doctor in the coming days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, depressed mood, trouble sleeping
    Symptoms that always occur with concussion not needing imaging:
    head or face injury
    Symptoms that never occur with concussion not needing imaging:
    recent fall from 6 feet or higher, severe vomiting, posttraumatic amnesia over 30 minutes, slurred speech, fainting, moderate vomiting
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Graves' Disease

    The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ inside the neck that is responsible for making thyroid hormones. These hormones control important body functions, such as heart rate and the rate at which the body turns food into energy. In Grave's disease, the immune system malfunctions and drives the thyroid to produce excessive amounts of hormones, leading to symptoms such as trouble sleeping, irritability and nervousness, heat sensitivity, hand tremors, and weight loss.

    You should visit your primary care physician to get your blood tested. Grave's disease is a complex condition that is managed with prescription antithyroid medications, as well as surgery in rare cases.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) Needing Imaging

    Mild traumatic brain injury requiring imaging is defined as being fairly responsive after an injury to the head but with enough warning signs that a picture of the inside of the skull needs to be taken.

    You should go to the emergency room as soon as possible (within the next hour). The risk factors and symptoms around your injury make it possible that something serious is developing within your skull, and thus, a picture needs to be taken.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to light, difficulty concentrating, frequent mood swings
    Symptoms that always occur with concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) needing imaging:
    head or face injury
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  7. 7.Uncomplicated Head Injury

    An uncomplicated closed head injury is a diagnosis of exclusion. If someone has been seen by a physician and more serious types of injury are deemed unlikely, this is a common variation of closed head injury.

    Your head trauma looks like a variation of normal, however, it might be safe to check in with a health care provider (by phone or in person).

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    head or face injury, headache resulting from a head injury, scalp pain, face pain, new headache
    Symptoms that always occur with uncomplicated head injury:
    head or face injury
    Symptoms that never occur with uncomplicated head injury:
    bleeding from the ear, nausea or vomiting, current loss of consciousness, feeling confused and not making sense while talking
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Eye Swelling

  • Q.How long has your eye been swollen?
  • Q.Is your eye swelling getting better or worse?
  • Q.Is your eye swelling come-and-go?
  • Q.Where in your eye area is this swelling?

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Mild Eye Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild eye swelling have also experienced:

    • 14% Eye Pain
    • 14% Black Eye (of One Eye)
    • 14% Head or Face Injury
  • People who have experienced mild eye swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Less Than a Week
    • 33% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced mild eye swelling were most often matched with:

    • 25% Interstitial Nephritis
    • 25% Anterior Uveitis
    • 25% Non - Specific Eye Pain
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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