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Something is wrong with my eye? Cherry eye in humans?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Can humans get cherry eyes? Just a bit ago my eyes was itching so I rubbed it. So when it went to the restroom I noticed my eye was real red. AS I looked closer I noticed that spot on the eye where dogs get cherry eye was swollen and sticking out. It hurt to even try to close my eye lid. I just put some eye drops in and the swelling went down just a little. What the heck is this and is it serious. I tried to take a picture but can't get a good one.
post #2 of 17
If the swollen part is on your eyelid then it's probably a sty. Those aren't really serious but you will have to go to the doctor and get medication to put on it. Here is some info
http://www.mamashealth.com/eye/sty.asp
Photo http://binrock.net/photos/p/8928/sm
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Its not on the eye lid. Let me see if I can explain the location. Ok you know where the corner of your eye by your nose is. Ok normally there is that little pink bump thats in everyone's eye (tear duct I assume). Well it right past that. Its clear like membrane and its sticking out. It runs up and down from the top of the eye lid to the bottom. But not actually on the eye lid.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ping View Post
Its not on the eye lid. Let me see if I can explain the location. Ok you know where the corner of your eye by your nose is. Ok normally there is that little pink bump thats in everyone's eye (tear duct I assume). Well it right past that. Its clear like membrane and its sticking out. It runs up and down from the top of the eye lid to the bottom. But not actually on the eye lid.
OK, I also posted a photo in my previous reply. Does it look like that?
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
In this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_eye

See where the cherry eye is located at. This is in the same spot as the swelled thing in my eye but not as pronounced.
post #6 of 17
maybe an irritated or infected tear duct?
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
OK, I also posted a photo in my previous reply. Does it look like that?
No its not a sty. My youngest had those so I know what they look like. This is different much like cherry eye in a dog. I posted a link to the location in my other post.
post #8 of 17
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No its not a sty. My youngest had those so I know what they look like. This is different much like cherry eye in a dog. I posted a link to the location in my other post.
Yeah, I saw that. I would just go to the doctor then if it doesn't clear up.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok I did some looking around. Apparently humans do have rements of a third eye lid. And apparently it can become swollen just like in dogs. I believe that is what my problem is a swollen 3rd eye lid. Now the question is what to do to fix it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_eyelid
post #10 of 17
Is it pink eye? That is an contagious infection that you will need to see Dr and get meds.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
I don't think its that. Today I cut grass. And I was laying on the couch watching a movie. And my eye itched so I rubbed it (eye lid closed). Then I got up and went to the rest room and noticed it red and the 3rd eyelid was swollen. The redness is gone and now the swelling is going down.

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Originally Posted by abbycats View Post
Is it pink eye? That is an contagious infection that you will need to see Dr and get meds.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ping View Post
Ok I did some looking around. Apparently humans do have rements of a third eye lid. And apparently it can become swollen just like in dogs. I believe that is what my problem is a swollen 3rd eye lid. Now the question is what to do to fix it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_eyelid
Maybe you got something in your eye while cutting grass. I hope it's not herpes. People can get that in their eyes. Doesn't sound like herpes though. You said it's going away so I'm guessing it was just irritated.
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
In a perfect world I would. But I can't really do that. The swelling is going down now. And I will be more cautious in the future.
post #14 of 17
Try warm water eye rinses. You can make a slightly salty solution, but because the eye is a sensitive organ, I wouldn't recommend making your own rinse. I would stick with just plain warm water that you have boiled and let cool down to a tolerable level.
post #15 of 17
I thought I replied to this thread, but now I can't find my post.

Myabe an insect bit your eye? I guess if it was my eye, I would just go to the doctor.
post #16 of 17
I have this happen a lot actually, I have allergies (to cats ) and sometimes their fur gets in my eyes and I rub them and the area beneath my eye under my bottom lid will get very swollen and turn red- you're right, it does look like cherry eye What helps me is to run water in my eye to flush out the irritants and soothe it
post #17 of 17
My boyfriend got that ( he's allergic to some cats ) when he was petting an outdoor kitty once. The funny thing is... he's not even allergic to my kitten ( an indoor cat ). Weird huh?
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