1. Allergies
  2. Blepharitis (which is eyelid inflammation)
  3. Chalazion or stye, which comes from inflammation in the glands of your eyelid
  4. Complication from a recent eye surgery
  5. Contact lens complication
  6. Corneal abrasion (scratch): First aid
  7. Corneal herpetic infection or herpes
  8. Corneal ulcer
  9. Dry eyes (caused by decreased production of tears)
  10. Ectropion (a condition in which the eyelid turns outward)
  11. Entropion (a condition in which the eyelid turns inward)
  12. Episcleritis, which is inflammation of the covering of the white part of the eye
  13. Eye drops side effect or complication
  14. Floppy eyelid syndrome, which happens when the eyelid can easily fold on itself
  15. Foreign object in the eye: First aid
  16. Glaucoma (which is a group of conditions that damage the optic nerve)
  17. Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
  18. Injury, such as from a blunt trauma or a burn
  19. Iritis (which is inflammation of the colored part of the eye)
  20. Keratitis (which is inflammation of the cornea)
  21. Orbital cellulitis, which is an infection of the area around the eye
  22. Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  23. Scleritis (which is inflammation of the white part of the eye)
  24. Subconjunctival hemorrhage (broken blood vessel in eye)

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

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March 10, 2023

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