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12-02-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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Intermittent eye itching, weird swelling on eyeball?

Ok, so tonight my eye started itching, and got nice and red and swollen, feeling like something is in it.....now, I am allergic to cats and our new kitten was on my lap. I of course rubbed my eye, which didn't help.....now it feels like there is an eyelash or something in it, but when I look at it out looks like there is actual swelling on my eyeball.....i tried to take some pictures but they didn't come out too well....

Anyone ever have something similar?
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12-02-2015, 09:32 PM   #2
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If it was due to the cat allergy would it not affect both eyes?
It might be best to have an eye specialist take a look at it as soon as possible
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12-02-2015, 10:43 PM   #3
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Google image iritis and uvetis, see if that's what your eye looks like. If it is, don't be surprised by cloudiness. Go to your eye doctor and they will give you a steroid eye drop.
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12-02-2015, 10:45 PM   #4
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OK. I lied. Don't do that. It's scary. But what your describing sounds like that. It could be from the cat, but it could also be IBD attacking your eye ball. It's usually not serious as long as you treat it right away
12-03-2015, 12:18 AM   #5
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What about dry eyes?
12-03-2015, 12:00 PM   #6
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I just did a little research while on lunch and think I found it.....
Here is my eye showing the yellow -

and text from a web search...
So you didnít know that you can get pimples on the whites of your eyes? Well, if you notice a raised yellowish bump on your eye, there is no call for alarm. A pinguecula is a common, non-cancerous growth of the mucus membrane lining the eyeball and underside of the eyelids.

In most people, a pinguecula creates no symptoms. However, burning or stinging of the eye may occur in some cases. Occasionally, a pinguecula may become reddened and irritated by smoke, dust, or wind. Although the eye may be unpleasant looking, a pinguecula does not interfere with sight. However, if left untreated, it may grow over the cornea and impair vision over time.
While pinguecula are more common in middle-aged or older people who spend a lot of time in the sun, they can also be found in younger people and even children ó especially those who are often outdoors without protection such as sunglasses or hats.

Lubricating eye drops may be prescribed to relieve dry eye irritation and foreign body sensation. Steroid eye drops may be needed to relieve significant inflammation and swelling. Rarely, the growth may need to be removed if you have discomfort or for cosmetic reasons.

There is no known method of preventing a pinguecula. However, a prudent precaution is to protect the eye from unnecessary sun exposure by wearing protective eyewear with good ultraviolet blockage, or at least a rimmed hat.
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12-03-2015, 12:36 PM   #7
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Glad you found an answer.

12-03-2015, 06:29 PM   #8
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I would still get an opthamologist to look at it .
Fwiw cat allergy or any allergy can affect one eye and not both
Ds has severe allergy eyes as well as other eye stuff so actual eye md are needed
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12-11-2015, 11:24 PM   #9
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if you cant get easily to an ophthalmologist, go to an optometrists in a glasses center/store. They can usually take patients for emergency appointments and they can diagnose eye diseases.
impressive eye color BTW!!
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