How to treat a swollen eye: Treating a swollen eyelid
LIKELY NOVA (AP) When Katie and Kevin were 16, their eyes were swollen shut, but they kept going back.
And they kept coming back, until their eyeballs were so swollen, they needed to have an eye operation.
“I remember just thinking, ‘I can’t get this one done,'” Kevin said.
“It was crazy.”
The pair eventually got a temporary fix.
It was an eye lift, but it was too painful.
They went back to their parents, who took them to the optometrist, who prescribed steroids to help reduce swelling.
Katie, who was in her early 20s at the time, was able to do the surgery in three days, but she had a few days of discomfort after the procedure.
“It was a bit scary at first, but I was glad to have a second opinion,” Katie said.
Katie said she didn’t have any problems after surgery, and she still goes back to the clinic three to four times a year.
Kevin and Katie say they’re fortunate to have the surgery they need, but there are many more parents out there who don’t get the chance to get a temporary help.
A growing number of parents and patients are being told they have a right to have temporary eye care.
The law protects them from having to go to a doctor who says they have an incurable condition and need to be removed from the hospital, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
The American Academy for Ophthalmic Surgeons has called for a revision of the law that would allow parents and other patients to seek temporary help if they can’t go to the doctor for an eye procedure.
The American Academy also supports an optometrists’ group called The American Ophthalmologist’s Association, which supports an exemption from paying for emergency eye care because a patient with a condition cannot be removed or stabilized until they have surgery.
It’s also urging more doctors to provide treatment for children with eye conditions that prevent vision, including congenital retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
The law protects children with a disability, but the American Ophthys Association says the law doesn’t apply to children whose parents have a preexisting condition that makes them unable to treat their child with eye care, such as asthma or allergies.
It’s also up to each state to decide how to define what qualifies as a preextended condition.
Some states are using the criteria from the American Board of Osteopathic OphthalMakers’ website to define who qualifies.
But other states have taken a more restrictive approach, which is why some experts say the American Optometric Association and the American Association of Ophthalmic Physicians’ recommendations are a good starting point for parents.
“We need to make sure we are not stigmatizing this condition,” said Amy Cone, an optometry nurse in New York City who has worked for over a decade with families with vision loss.
She said the law should be changed to allow families with the condition to get temporary eye help, even if they have no other options.
In a 2014 study published in the American Journal of Otoecology, Cone and her colleagues found that almost half of patients with severe eye conditions had no treatment options.
Many of those patients were left with chronic pain, and they were more likely to experience eye infections and other complications.
Parents who have severe conditions are especially at risk of losing their vision.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 4.7 million Americans have vision loss and an additional 9 million have lost a good part of their vision over time, including those who have lost most of their sight due to age or disease.
The number of Americans without vision has tripled in the past decade.
In New York, Katie and her family have spent years trying to get the best treatment they can, but for the most part, they have to rely on doctors who don