eyelid swelling (generalised aound the eyes)
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
Last reviewed 01/2018