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A 17-year-old male asked:

Swollen eye with a white dot inside on my eye lid. very sore and red. what shall i do?

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Dr. Ebube Odunukwe
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Possible lid cyst: It sounds like you have a cyst (sty) on the eyelid. Apply warm compresses on the closed eyelid for about four minutes, four times a day. You need to see an eye specialist to evaluate the lid and maybe prescribe antibiotic eye drops. If it is indeeed a cyst and would not heal with warm compresses and antibiotic drops or ointment, it may need to be drained by minor surgery.See your neighborhood Doc.
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Last updated Mar 27, 2015


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