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eyelid swelling (generalised aound the eyes)

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Periorbital oedema gives the face a bloated appearance. The eyes may become partially closed by the swollen eyelids.

In severe cases the whole face may become oedematous.

Periorbital oedema is associated with the following conditions:

  • nephrotic syndrome
  • allergic reactions, for example to pollen, dust or insect bites
  • angioneurotic oedema
  • periorbital cellulitis

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