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Diagnostic Tests for Eye swelling

Diagnostic Test list for Eye swelling:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Eye swelling includes:

  • Eye examination
    • Visual acuity (vision testing of the eye)
    • Inspect the eye noting the nature of redness, if present. This will help delineate episcleritis, scleritis, uveitis and glaucoma
    • A dilated pupil would suggest glaucoma
    • Inspect under the upper eyelid for a cobblestone appearance (which indicates allergic conjunctivitis)
    • Slit lamp examination of the eye is ideal for examination of the eye
    • Tonometry (measures ocular tension) - elevated with glaucoma.
  • Physical examination
    • Palpate the bones overlying the sinuses for tenderness which may indicate acute sinusitis
    • Look for the butterfly facial rash of systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Blood tests
    • Renal function tests
    • Blood sugar - may detect diabetes which can cause nephrotic syndrome.
    • Albumin - will be low in nephrotic syndrome.
    • Thyroid function tests - if suspect Grave's disease.
    • Elevated triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in nephrotic syndrome
    • ANA may detect systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Serum electrophoresis may detect myeloma which can cause amyloid and consequent nephrotic syndrome
    • RAST allergy tests - if suspect allergies.
  • Urine tests
    • 24 Hour urinary protein elevated in nephrotic syndrome
  • Skin prick allergy tests - if suspect allergies to be the cause.
  • Throat swab - if suspect streptococcal throat infection as a cause of nephrotic syndrome.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Eye swelling causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Eye swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Eye swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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