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Red Dot On Eyelid
A variety of skin: Lesions present themselves as a "red dot" on the eyelid. Something as benign (harmless) as a chalazion (stye) to as serious as a basal cell carcinoma. A short list would also include actinic keratosis, cutaneous blastomycosis and nevus. The diagnosis can usually be made easily by history and appearance of the lesion. ...Read more
Mom,54,woke up with a flat small red dot on her upper eyelid. Dsnt hurt, dsnt look like a stye. Broken blood vessel?I'm anxious. No symptoms.
Please call an Eye specialist about your mother and I strongly suspect he/she will have her come almost immediately to the specialist!
Hope all goes well — please let me know. ...Read more
I have a really tiny bright red dot on my upper left eyelid. It's right above my eyekashes, and kind of looks like a little scab or a mole. What is it?
Vascular lesion: Unless you have had trauma to the lid, the most likely diagnosis is a vascular loop just under the skin. These are common, termed angiomas, and are benign spots. The blood vessels are tiny and need the kind of microscope that ophthalmologists use routinely to see. ...Read more
I have a swelling of my lower eyelid with a black dot on the lower lid margin. No discharge or redness. Is it a chalazion or stye? And how to treat?
Stye: If is at the edge of eyelid is a stye use warm compress if worst may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Bottom inside eyelid really red. There was a white pimple like dot there but now its only red with slight swelling.
Stye?: If this little eyelid bump is on the margin or slightly inside, it may be a blocked oil gland (stye). These are generally sore to touch and may drain, which is into the eye, may cause redness, mattering & blurry vision. Some result in significant eyelid swelling. Apply warm compresses 2-4 times /day followed by gently massaging the area. Most resolve in 7-10 days. If not or worse, See an Eye MD. ...Read more
My 6 year old boy as got a big red lump on his lower eyelid that's getting bigger but on inside it's got a black dot??
Foreign body?: Please have this examined by a physician. It could be a small foreign object be it a small stinger, piece of debris and he is developing an infection of the lower lid. ...Read more
Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?
Corneal ulcer: The spot is probably on the cornea, the crystal over the brown iris. As you wear contacts and feel something, it most likely is an ulcer. If it is near the edge it is probably not serious but does require treatment to prevent it from getting serious. If it is near the center, it is serious and could affect your vision. Leave your contact out and see an ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more
I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. It's been 2 days it itches.
Staph Margin Infiltr: A staphylococcal marginal infiltrate is the most likely diagnosis fitting your description, but a phlyctenule is also possible. SMI is associated with eyelash dandruff (blepharitis) so washing your eyelids and lashes might help with natural healing. See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination. If inside the eye, an iris cyst is possible, and a visit to an EyeMD will clarify the diagnosis ...Read more
Swollen eye with white dot inside of the eyelid. Redness and tender under the eye. What shall I do?
See eye doctor: Whenever you're not sure what to do, see your PCP. They will arrange referral if needed. The eye is an extension of the brain. So don't try to take care of it yourself. Call in the experts! You'll be in great hands! Take care now. ...Read more
I know you have to put on vaseline for your eyelids to get less dry, but what about the redness and itching?
My right eyelid has been puffy for over a year now. Not in any pain. No redness. I've tried everything to make it go down. Nothing seems to work?
Ophthalmologist: Consult an ophthalmologist as there may be a cystic lesion present due to a gland's blocked duct. ...Read more
Eyelid redness: Eyelid redness = erythema of lids/covers of eyes. ...Read more
Any mass or lumps?: If so use moist heat, wet cloth., over the area for 10 minutes and repeat 3-4 times a day. If concerned please have this examined by your doctor. ...Read more
Woke up with a pain in my eyelid, hurts when I you'd hit, I can't see any redness or swelling. What could this be?
If Eyelid swelling: Pain with swollen eyelid most likely due to blocked meibomian gland (stye, chalazion); mass or tumor unlikely unless have other sx). If "eye feels swollen" See an eyemd to see if is due to inflammation in eye (ie iritis, uveitis) See eyedoc2020. Blogspot. Com for at home treatment options for blocked gland of eyelid: most likely cause. ...Read more
Can blepharitis cause pain on your eyelids? I know blepharitis causes redness and irritation, but can it also cause pain?
It : It is unusual for blepharitis to cause any pain. Usually redness, irritation, grittiness, itching and tearing are part of that problem. Pain is usually caused by a stye forming or if the skin is so inflamed from the blepharitis that it is starting to crack or peel. See your local eye doctor for treatment! More info here:. ...Read more
Blepharitis. Eye MD.: The most common cause of those symptoms is a blockage of the meibomian glands. Their job, when flowing normally is to create the outermost oily layer of the tear film which retards evaporation of the tears. At least 50% of people have some blockage of those glands. At the worst a chalazion or stye can form. Management consists of eyelash scrubs with q-tip and baby shampoo plus hot compresses. ...Read more
Allergies infection: Patients with severe allergies get inflammation on the eyelids. This is a skin inflammation called atopic dermatitis. Try switching to hypoallergenic soap and consider an allergy pill like loratidine. This could also be an eyelid infection called angular blepharitis. Topical antibiotic are used in this case. If it does not go away or gets worse, go to your doctor. ...Read more
My daughter has chickenpox she got them on her eyelids and some spots have redness around them what should I do?
I woke up this morning and my right side eyelid was a little swollen pain only when I touch no bumps and a little redness?
Cool comresses: Cool compresses may be helpful for these symptoms. If you have a problem called blepharitis, you may need to do eyelid scrubs. More info at http://www.2020vision. Com/blepharitis. Html. ...Read more
No: You are obviously engaging in the time honored activity of adding extra hours of study, staying up later, being sleep deprived and eating poorly. These along with dryness all contribute to a temporary and non-dangerous redness of the eyes. Coffee may help you stay awake but does not add to the eye redness. ...Read more
Constant eyelid redness, almost positive due to poor hygiene in elderly person. Simple remedies anybody?
Baby shampoo: Probably blepharitis. Hot compress first for a couple minutes. Then a few drops of baby shampoo in warm water. Use cotton balls and scrub eyelashes/lids (eyes closed) with the soapy water. Rinse with tap water, repeat every day. More info http://www.2020vision. Com/blepharitis. Html. ...Read more
What are the causes of a swollen eyebrow line, just the area above the eyelid? No redness and no pain are experienced
Eyelid swelling: There can be many causes of painless eyelid swelling. Some of those include infection, allergic reactions, inflammation due to secondary causes, or trauma. It is difficult to assess the situation without a thorough examination. Please follow with a doctor. All the best. ...Read more