What could be causing my eye to swell?

1 answer | Last updated: Oct 31, 2016
Vonita asked...

What causes my left eyeball to swell? My vision also blurs and I get fluid behind my eye at the bridge of my nose. The white of the eye will be folded over the green part. Any ideas of what could be happening?

Expert Answers

Lylas Mogk, M.D. is an ophthalmologist and director of the Henry Ford Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center in Grosse Pointe and Livonia, Michigan, and the author of Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight.

Eye swelling as you describe could be from an allergy; however, allergies usually do not cause blurred vision and usually do occur in both eyes. A full history and examination would be required to explain the cause of your symptoms and therefore I highly recommend you see an ophthalmologist.