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A 23-year-old female asked:

Do styes & chalazions occur near the upper/lower eyelids or can they occur in the eye creases too?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
They are due to a blockage of the glands underlying each eyelash. The swelling from them can occur anywhere from the lid margin to inside the lid. They will not originate in an eye crease but can cause swelling underneath an eye crease.
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