A 39-year-old female asked:
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Fleshy mass under top eye lid (lacrimal gland) i went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy ???

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Evaluation : Presumably you saw an optometrist who advised a biopsy of a fleshy mass located in the lacrimal gland or by it. The referral to an ophthalmologist would be the next step, who will be able to advise you on the differential diagnosis of this mass. Sometimes other testing is necessary before considering a biopsy (blood tests, imaging). A tissue biopsy may be advised when definitive treatment required
Answered on May 30, 2015
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