When I was about nineteen, my right eyelid started swelling up like a golfball, once a month. No vision problems. Not an allergic reaction. No explanation. Just swelling.
After ten years or so, I finally got a diagnosis: blepharochalasis syndrome. It means, ta da…
my eye swells up. There was no real explanation except that maybe it was an autoimmune problem. The only cure, or solution was to wait until I outgrew it (it usually stops after ten years or so) and get plastic surgery to repair the damaged lid.
It’s rare, big surprise! But they never said how rare. One in 10,000? One in 1,000,000? I don’t know. And there’s not much information out there. I’m a reference librarian and if you can find more on this subject then I have, you can have my job.
But does anyone have this, or do you know someone who knows someone? It would set my mind at ease to know that I have company.