This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Eyelid swelling (generalised aound the eyes)

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

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

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Annotations allow you to add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation. E.g. a website or number. This information will always show when you visit this page.