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Chemosis

Chemosis

Overview

Chemosis is swelling of the eye surface membranes because of accumulation of fluid. This symptom is often related to an allergic response. Over-the-counter antihistamines, and a cool cloth placed over the eyes, are usually used to try to alleviate the symptoms.

Update Date 5/11/2015