17. August 2011 12:56
Chemosis is a kind of conjunctivitis infection that also consists of welling up of the eye due to the filling up of fluids in the eye tissues. This ailment is restricted to the eyelids and causes a lot of discomfort in closing and opening of eyes for patients afflicted by it. In most cases, chemosis is caused due to different kinds of allergies or infections transmitted from others. It can also be caused due to excessive rubbing of eyes by people or as a side effect of surgical interventions. Some of the most popular causes observed in patients include allergic reactions, bacterial infections or viral infections.
The symptoms that help determine the presence of this ailment include redness of the eyes, swelling up of the eyelids and irritation or itching. The eyes can also become painful for the patients. These symptoms in some severe cases may also be accompanied by vision problems, passing out and respiratory problems.
There are a variety of treatment options available for those who are suffering from chemosis. The treatment methods are not standardized and tend to differ depending on your particular condition and the medical examiner’s assessment of your disease. The cure prescribed by your eye doctor will be dependent on a variety of things like:
- The time of commencement of the disease.
- The time since the swelling started to develop on your eyelids.
- The degree of severity of the swelling.
- The medications that seem to make a difference to the swelling.
- The combination of symptoms that you are suffering from.
There are several over the counter medications, that can be consumed to get rid of the painful symptoms that are a part of this disease. The doctor that you are seeing may prescribe a course for the medicines and patients need to ensure that they consume the tablets at appropriate times in order to be cured of the disease. Other things that can help speed up the recovery process to a significant extent is the use of cold compresses on the eyes. This can significantly help in bringing down the degree of swelling of the eyes thus making it easier and less painful to open and close eyelids.
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