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My left lacrimal caruncle looks bigger & redder than my right. I have no clue if it's always been this way but I'm very scared of malignancy.?
Lacrimal duct: Infections are far more common and more easily treatable than malignancy, so see a doctor for that or send photos ...Read more
Dacryoadenitis: Usually it's an inflammation of the lacrimal gland however other causes can cause enlargement of a lacrimal gland. Non caseating granulomas in sarcoidosis, benign tumors such as pleomorphic adnenomas, or malignancies like lymphoma or adenoid cystic carcinoma can cause enlarged lacrimal glands. If your lacrimal gland is swollen and doesn't resolve on conservative treatment it needs biopsy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was in the shower and suddenly I felt an intense stinging in my lacrimal caruncle! It's really red, what would cause this?
Biopsy: The only way to tell for sure is to biopsy it. ...Read more
I don't know if it's always been this way, but my left lacrimal caruncle looks bigger & redder than my right. Optometrist next week. Malignancy?
Doubtful!: While cancer can occur anywhere, it is still relatively rare, especially there. You are doing the best thing by getting it checked though, to be sure. Avoid scents and aerosols and use only hypoallergenic skin care products as irritation from scents and aerosols can cause irritation to the eyes, as well as to the linings of the respiratory tract (ears, nose, throat and lungs) and to the skin. ...Read more
Hi sir, crp test 0.654mg/dl.swealing lacrimal gland inside orbital area. Iis that normal.should be (0-0.500mg/dl) some says(0-0.8mg/dl) confuseee?
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, CRP is not diagnostic of any disease. It is a measure of the presence of inflammation. Even by conservative standards, your CRP level is not a cause for concern. You do need to see an eye doctor of the proper care. ...Read more
A week ago, my left lacrimal punctum was swollen; however, it subsided the next day. Today, I realise it is still swollen around duct and it's itchy.
I found a blister near inferior lacrimal puntcum, I've mgd caused by long term alergy. I really need help to heal blister n mgd without surgry/injection?
Warm compress: A sty is a moderately inflamed "sweat ducts" in the eyelid. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. 4-6 x a day. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more
Eye irritation: The question to be addressed is what is causing the irritation you are experiencing. An ophthalmologist can address this issue. ...Read more
Why do superior + inferior lacrimal punctum and medial canthus and caruncle itch so bad and the eyes are dry?
I have severe itching of the lacrimal caruncle area and constant tearing. I take zyrtec (cetirizine) and Pataday daily- no relief. Any suggestions?
Ophthalmologist: If you are having continual symptoms of the eyes that is not resolved by your medications, then you should see your primary care physician or an Ophthalmologist (eye specialist). ...Read more
My lacrimal caruncle in left eye has been discolored (brown-green)for years. However, I just recently noticed that it has grown. Should I be concerned?
Yes: Please consult a board certified ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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