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    Default Swollen eyelid, possibly from contact lens overuse

    Hi all - i just wrote this, it is longer than i intended, but your help is appreciated

    I admit that i did use my contact lenses for way too long, i had daily disposable lenses that sometimes i wore for 72 hours at a time before taking a 12 hour rest and swopping them, to be honest, i never had any discomfort at all.

    However i recently noticed my left upper eyelid is swollen and purple. If i pointed it out to you, you would be able to differentiate, but on your own you would probably not notice.

    Anyway, I panicked like hell, immediatley stopped wearing contact lenses, went to the opticians, I told her i wore them for up to 24 hours, i was embarresed, but anyway, she checked my eyes and said she can see inflamed cells and nothing else, that it will probably go down in a few days and to take a break from lenses.

    14 days later, my eyelid is pretty much exactly the same. Still swollen, still slightly purple. I have not been using lenses at all. I go back to the opticians, same story, slightly inflamed cells, that she can see the vessel that is giving me slight purple discolouration, that she cant see anything wrong with me but could refer me to the eye hospital if i really wanted to.

    I do not want to. I do not like hospitals of any kind.

    Now im about 20 days on, and my eyelid is still exactly the same, no pain, no discomfort, but swollen.

    Should i be worried? I am also having some slight allergie issues i.e sneezing at the moment, and I do smoke ( maybe this isnt helping ) i really dont know what to do, it is wierd when you look at it, it doesnt hurt me, but i do want it to go down...

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    i have just had a slight epiphany

    i also have had exczema on my body for a long time
    and i have just noticed these 2 lines under my eyes

    apparently the 2 lines under my eyes are

    A Dennie–Morgan fold, also known as a Dennie–Morgan line or an infraorbital fold, is a fold or line in the skin below the lower eyelid caused by edema in atopic dermatitis. The presence of Dennie–Morgan folds is used as a diagnostic marker for allergy.[1][2][3]

    this would suggest that all my skin problems, eye problems, are all connected to an allergy i have to single out... but how

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    Alergy ... to
    -polen
    -food (bread for example)
    - medicine
    -enviroment - ex mold on walls , insects , dust , paint , walls
    -

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