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A 56-year-old male asked:

Why is my eye lid tender to touch.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Likely a stye: Styes start with tenderness of the lid due to the internal inflammation. I am assuming this came up fairly quickly and the vision is unaffected and you have not had injury or surgery. Try using topical heat frequently for several days and if persistent, then contact your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Probably stye: Or chalazion- infections of the glands. Try hot compresses, then antibiotic drops if no relief.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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