I'm a 29 year old single mom who suffers from migraines. I recently had a migraine that started on a Tuesday and has not stopped since; it is now Saturday. I wouldn't normally be alarmed about the migraines except for the fact that I suddenly developed swelling on my left eye (where the migraine exists) that won't go away. It seems to get bigger as I sleep during the night and gradually goes down during the day but doesn't fully go away. I went to the hospital and the doctor diagnosed me with having opthalmic migraines and perscribed some medicine for it. I would like to know if it is indeed an opthalmic migraine that I'm suffering from and is there something I can do about my swollen left eye.
Puffiness of one eye is usually due to a localized cause like infection, abrasion of cornea, foreign body in eye, maxillary sinusitis of same side, lacrimal gland infection, infection of hair follicle of the eye lid etc.
While it can be ophthalmic migraine, other causes will need to be ruled out. Do get a second opinion about this. Take care!
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