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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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In what way can I help an eyelid ulcer heal?

Need exam: An eyelid ulcer can be infected, irritated or even cancer. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could help an eyelid ulcer heal?

Basal Cell Carcinom: An ulcer on the eyelid which does not heal is malignant or cancer until proven otherwise. You should consider biopsy for sure with your local ophthalmologist or Oculoplastic surgeon. Topical antibiotics / steroids may make condition improve, however, surgical treatment best choice of basal cell carcinomas of the eye lid. ...Read more

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Small ulcer inside eyelid after stye is gone, normal?

Small ulcer inside eyelid after stye is gone, normal?

Not usually: Sounds like you may have a persistent problem. I would recommend seeing your eye physician to assess. ...Read more

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I noticed pale yellow color under eye lids. Was in ER 2 weeks ago for ulcer n routine blood wk was done, all normal. Wat cud this b. Shud i go to er?

Meibomian glands: These are the normal eyelid glands. When inflammed or obstructed they can ulcerate or swell ; be more visible. This requires rx if causing symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore red ulcer looking bump in lower eyeiid. What is it?

Sore red ulcer looking bump in lower eyeiid. What is it?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if the problem is a stye or hordoleum in the lid. He may refer to an ophthalmologist if there is a suspicion that the problem is some unusual eyelid infection or a skin cancer of the lid. ...Read more

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Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Consult opthalmologi: Please consult an eye doc ASAP. You will need treatment. It could be Herpes, do you have vesicles(bluster)? Heat pack will not help but cold compressor will be more soothing. feel better! ...Read more

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Doctor said I have skin cancer in the eye lid , after 4 surgerys .& freezing it's moving I have an open ulcer below my eye brow it's in the bone ?

Doctor said  I have skin cancer  in the eye lid , after 4 surgerys .& freezing 
it's moving I have an open ulcer below my eye brow it's in the bone  
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Specialist: This is a very serious problem! you need to be seen at a center that specializes in this. You may need a surgical oncologist, moh's surgeon, and plastic surgeon that thoroughly knowledgable in this area. There are several excellent facilities in the boston area - for example mass eye and ear. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more