Puffiness versus circles
I always thought that eye puffiness was "bags under the eyes," but according to the page on dark circles, "bags" are another name for dark circles under the eyes. What gives? Isn't it more logical that something puffed out would be referred to as a bag?
Swelling due to allergies
I've had a condition for 29 years for which doctors have never been able to find an effective treatment. The condition involves the swelling of the underlying tissues surrounding the eye, but the swelling is much more pronounced, and the onset much more rapid, that the general "puffiness" of which people often complain. My eye (or eyes) begin swelling at the inside corner, creating a fairly hard lump under the skin; this swelling progresses rapidly, and over the next hour or two, the swelling spreads upward and downward from the inside corner of the eye, giving me a deformed appearance which is significantly different from puffiness. I believe the condition is due to the release of histamines, probably because of something that has entered the eye due to rubbing with the hands. However, antihystamines such as Benadryl, Zyrtec, and Claratin don't seem to have much effect in terms of arresting the progress of the swelling. Cold compresses do nothing at all. Warm or hot compresses may be mildly effective, but it is hard to say. I have tried combining sublingual Claritin with 50mg Benadryl p.o., vasoconstricting eye drops and nose sprays, and topical antihistamines, but the swelling generally seems to progress at about the same rate regardless of what is done. What I have is not a stye, nor is it conjunctivitis at least as I have seen that described. I have never seen any pictures of any eyes swollen in this way, although I have been to see several allergists and an opthalmologist over the years. I've gotten a lot of advice and theories, but no one, not even MDs, really appear familiar with the condition or what to do about it. I'm fairly certain it is an allergic response caused by the release of histamines, since I have bad allergies to pollen and cat dander; it is probably because of something that has been inadvertently introduced to the eye. What surprises me, though, are the lack of remedies and information online about it. I'm curious to know if anyone else has something like this and what they have done to treat it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 10:13, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
Common Reasons For Puffy Eyes
I am including a link <redacted>. This page is about Eyelid Surgery and it talks about why people with puffy eyes should choose eyelid surgery. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Puffy Eyes (talk • contribs) 10:42, 10 May 2010 (UTC)