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I was pulling apart the mascara on my eyelashes w-a safety pin & poked my eyeball-its not hurting, have contact in?

I was pulling apart the mascara on my eyelashes w-a safety pin & poked my eyeball-its not hurting, have contact in?

Exam: As mild as your symptoms appear, it still is very important to have an Eye MD check your eye for any subtle injury (and to the contact lens). Just a superficial poke could introduce a contaminate into the corneal surface (or deeper) resulting in a bad infection. Is is doubtful that you perforated your eyeball with so little discomfort, but you never know. Safety pins & eyes don't belong together. ...Read more

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Tiny white bump on top waterline, underneath eyelash. What could this be?

Tiny white bump on top waterline, underneath eyelash. What could this be?

Stye or cyst: This could be a stye (blocked oily gland of the eyelid) or epidermal inclusion cyst. Both benign. Try hot compresses and eyelid massage. ...Read more

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I've got 2 tiny little itchy bumps on my top eyelash waterline. What do I do?!

I've got 2 tiny little itchy bumps on my top eyelash waterline. What do I do?!

Blepharitis: Most common cause of these is Blepharitis or inflammation of the oil producing meibomian glands at the lid margin. According to one study Blepharitis is the most common reason for an eye Dr. visit and it is often mistreated as dry eyes. Must see a Cornea and External diseases specialist to see if you have blepharitis or dry eyes or both. ...Read more

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Today morning there was a tiny drop of blood which was clotted and it sticking on my left bottom eyelid between eyelashes. Is this a disease symptom?

Today morning there was a tiny drop of blood which was clotted and it sticking on  my left bottom eyelid between eyelashes. Is this a disease symptom?

No: Without any other symptoms it would be difficult to diagnose. Any nosebleed could reflux blood to the inside corner of the eyelid. If it happens again take a picture of it and get it checked. ...Read more

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Why do skin tags appear? I have one tiny skin tag that is starting to appear in my upper eyelid near by my eyelashes.

Why do skin tags appear? I have one tiny skin tag that is starting to appear in my upper eyelid near by my eyelashes.

Skin tag: A skin tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. They are said to be caused by bunches of collagen and blood vessels which are trapped inside thicker bits of skin. They are believed to be the result of skin rubbing against skin. That is why they are generally found in skin creases and folds.Your dermatologist can remove a skin tag by cutting it off with scissors. ...Read more

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I'm a 20 y.O. Male and I just noticed a tiny bump right below my eye/eyelash. It is not red or painful, just a noticeable bump like pimple. What is it?

I'm a 20 y.O. Male and I just noticed a tiny bump right below my eye/eyelash. It is not red or painful, just a noticeable bump like pimple. What is it?

Several possible: Numerous skin lesions could match your description. Most likely are epithelial inclusion cyst, skin tag, papilloma, lid margin nevus, small chalazion among others. Malignant lesions like basal cell carcinoma are possible, but quite rare at this age. You should be examined by an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and advice, including possible removal or biopsy if the lesion is suspicious or bothering. ...Read more

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My eyelashes have fallen out in a small patch on one eye. It has been a couple of weeks and they don't seem to be growing back! what should I do?

My eyelashes have fallen out in a small patch on one eye. It has been a couple of weeks and they don't seem to be growing back! what should I do?

Eye exam: I would allow more time to grow than two weeks first of all, before you start worrying. Secondly, its important to get an eye exam, because, not to scare you, but there are certain cancerous lesions that can cause your eyelashes to fall out, especially if you're light skinned, and older than 40yo, and a long history of sun exposure. Go see your eyemd ;-). ...Read more

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