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Need to see it: It's difficult to know without seeing what you describe — but the central opening of the lacrimal punctum can appear as a black spot, so this likely is normal. See your doctor if pain, swelling, dry or red eyes develop. ...Read more
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 more
Tears: This is a normal physiological process and is based on connections in the brain and the pain and emotion areas of the brain. Tears is only one of the responses that appear. ...Read more
I was in the shower and suddenly I felt an intense stinging in my lacrimal caruncle! It's really red, what would cause this?
Ophthalmologist: Start with your general ophthalmologist. Most of them are trained to remove such a pigmented lesion. They might recommend and oculoplastic surgeon or corneal surgeon to remove this mole. ...Read more
Lacrimal gland: an obstructed duct due to thick unreleasable secretion or minor inflamation causing the obstruction. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
Unknown: There is no actual known function for this universal tissue piece on the nasal side of all eyes. In fact, if it is surgically removed it will grow back, so the eye seems to want it to be there. ...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
Typically: Enlargement of the lacrimal gland would be associated with infection, either bacterial or viral. Most often there would also be pain. Some systemic (body-wide) diseases can cause this as well: sarcoidosis, TB, leukemia. Or a tumor, either benign or malignant. A careful history (story), careful ocular examination by an eye specialist, and an orbital CT scan are needed. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I have a mole in the lacrimal in the right eye and I want to remove to waht doxtor shoul I go to?
Why does my lacrimal caruncle burn sometimes? It gets red and painful and it's difficult to open my eye. It only lasts some minutes
Why does my lacrimal caruncle hurt? Today everytime I blink my eye it stings. Is it because I recently got new glasses and the constant tear in my eye
What is a yellow bump in left lacrimal caruncle? Been 2 weeks, no pain, slight itch, extremely dry eyes, slight pressure felt.
I have pain on my lacrimal glands and tear ducts but no signs of swelling and no excessive tearing. I also have a horrible pain in my eye crease.?
See a Doctor: It is a little hard to know exactly where you pain is from the description. However, significant (horrible) eye pain should be evaluated by a Physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
Lacrimal caruncle in my right eye is red and inflamed for two days. I figured it would go away but it hurts to touch or blink and feels tired. Help!!?
Lacrimal carbuncle: You should see an ophthalmologist pronto! If you have access to an ophthalmological ER that would be the place to be seen. We are talking about your eye here. Don't dawdle! ...Read more
Lacrimal caruncle is red, itchy, stings. (especially when I wake up) along with lower eyelids. I use lubricant drops and drops for the spring allergy?
Can be eye allergy only have itching on caruncle, superior+inferior lacrimal punctum? Will allergy immunotheraphy work if oral+eyedrop meds not work?
Sounds like allergy to preservative in eyedrops as itchiness is in drainage area: sup and inf punctae
stop eye drops and use only oral med antihistaminic. ...Read more
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