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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

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

Well: Jerry glasses wouldn't cause this problem unless they're bumping against your eyelid. For specific diagnosis and advice recommend you see an optometrist ophthalmologist or primary care doctor it sounds like you may have an infection of the lachrymal duct or Island ...Read more

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Doc, please answer me what is the function of lacrimal caruncle in eyes?

Doc, please answer me what is the function of lacrimal caruncle in eyes?

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

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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 burn sometimes? It gets red and painful and it's difficult to open my eye. It only lasts some minutes

Allergic: Lacrimal caruncle inflammation is most often due to allergy. Less frequently, it can be due to infection. Try naphcon A drop which will help if it is an allergy. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor, as you may need antibiotic drops. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a yellow bump in left lacrimal caruncle? Been 2 weeks, no pain, slight itch, extremely dry eyes, slight pressure felt.

What is a yellow bump in left lacrimal caruncle? Been 2 weeks, no pain, slight itch, extremely dry eyes, slight pressure felt.

Need more info: You are describing symptoms that lead me to highly recommend an appointment with an ophthalmologist. The problem could be related to your dry eyes and/or the pressure in your eyes. Don't delay!! ...Read more

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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 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

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How to treat lacrimal caruncle infection?

How to treat lacrimal caruncle infection?

Lacrimal caruncle : Infections related to these are usually managed with topical antibiotics, the preparations of which often have a steroid added. If these do not respond rapidly it would be a good idea to see an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). ...Read more

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I have severe itching of the lacrimal caruncle area and constant tearing. I take zyrtec (cetirizine) and Pataday daily- no relief. Any suggestions?

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

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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?

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

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Can be eye allergy only have itching on caruncle, superior+inferior lacrimal punctum? Will allergy immunotheraphy work if oral+eyedrop meds not work?

Can be eye allergy only have itching on caruncle, superior+inferior lacrimal punctum? Will allergy immunotheraphy work if oral+eyedrop meds not work?

allergy preservative: 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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Bad itching in caruncle, superior +inferior lacrimal punctum, n dryeyes. Md said allergy, but no meds work on me, don't use eye makeup, lenses 7months. Help?

Bad itching in caruncle, superior +inferior lacrimal punctum, n dryeyes. Md said allergy, but no meds work on me, don't use eye makeup, lenses 7months. Help?

Get second opinion: Allergies cause itching ; tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop. Blepharitis also causes itching ; this can occur with allergies. It's a minor infection of the eyelids. Crusting ; tearing is common. Warm compress with daily baby shampoo washing of the eyelids helps relieve this. Severe cases are placed on antibiotics by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have white spot on my right eye caruncle. What is it? Itch a little, notice just recently. What possible remedy??

I have white spot on my right eye caruncle. What is it? Itch a little, notice just recently. What possible remedy??

Cyst?: This fleshy tissue in the corner of your eye often reveals small yellowishish white "bumps" called oil glands and sweat glands. Sometimes cysts develop in this area. Mostly benign changes, however if something is brand new, irritating, increased redness or discharge, I would recommend an examination to be reassured that it's not serious. For itchiness, you may try Zaditor™, an over the counter med ...Read more

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My caruncle hurts and I can't tell if it has a little swelling but when I blink it hurts. Could it be the start of pink eye?

My caruncle hurts and I can't tell if it has a little swelling but when I blink it hurts. Could it be the start of pink eye?

Possilble: It could be allergic or infectious Conjunctivits so try using warm compress and if it does not get better in 2 days then try to see a doctor for a correct dignosis. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on my caruncle on my left eye. What could it be?

I have a white spot on my caruncle on my left eye. What could it be?

Photo/exam: It is difficult to say without an examination. What you see may be normally occurring sebaceous glands, cysts, hairs, mucous, concretions. Most lesions are benign and rarely malignant. Have a checkup by an Eye MD. ...Read more

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If you flush your eyes with water, will you experience sharp pain in the caruncle which would then result in bloodshot eyes?

If you flush your eyes with water, will you experience sharp pain in the caruncle which would then result in bloodshot eyes?

Not usually.: The water flush could dislodge or move a foreign body item which could be felt or painful (even an eyelash trapped). Otherwise, dry or sensitive corneas could be more symptomatic from the force of the flush or exposed nerves. Lastly, consider if the water wasn't "pure" or had any contamination or acid/base problems involved. ...Read more

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In my eye The Caruncle is swollen. It has gotten bigger over the years. I'm 61 now and it sometimes secretes fluid. When I was 8 years old the doct?

See a doctor: My advice go and see a doctor Eye are very precious do not gamble with your sight go and see a doctor please ...Read more

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How should I clean the yellow discharge (about a drop) in the eye (caruncle) and a more translucent goo that appears on my eyeball nightly?

How should I clean the yellow discharge (about a drop) in the eye (caruncle) and a more translucent goo that appears on my eyeball nightly?

Gently: I use a clean wet q-tip and carefully sweep away or roll away the collected mucus from the corner of the eye. It may require more than one q- tip. You may also use a clean wet washcloth too. ...Read more

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My left eye is experiencing some discomfort. No pain just feels weird. From my caruncle to medial limbus, the white part of eye is red and bloodshot?

My left eye is experiencing some discomfort. No pain just feels weird. From my caruncle to medial limbus, the white part of eye is red and bloodshot?

Red eye: Go see your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist for complete evaluation. You may have an infection, inflammation, glaucoma, foreign body, who knows. Do make sure your vision is ok in each eye separately. And check to make sure you can see in all directions (visual fields) from each eye separately. But in the end, you should still seek in-person examination. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has been diagnosed with an inflamed caruncle (corner of his eye is red no discharge). Is this normal? They want him to take steriods

My 3 year old son has been diagnosed with an inflamed caruncle (corner of his eye is red no discharge).  Is this normal? They want him to take steriods

No: It is not normal that is why that want to treat it. The decision to use steroids in the eye is best left to an Ophthalmologist, or in consultation with one. In this case I do not know who prescribed it. ...Read more