"...eye is swollen like a bump of jelly, and the eye is very blood-shot. When I gently press and move my lower eyelid to massage eye-gel on it, the bump of jelly moves until it butts against where my iris is and stops and wrinkles up. "
You bet ya! So descriptive of what I get with flares with bulging up to the iris and the wrinking of the white area. It does bear watching because you can, secondary to the problem, develop an infection there. Now that I take steroid drops (one in each eye just three times a week, FML---fluorometholone opththalmic suspension, 0.1%) I get this less frequently and less severely. And I have antibiotic back up.