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I've had a white spot on the rim of my lower eyelid for the last 2 months. It is small but noticeable and it doesn't hurt. What is this & how to treat?

I've had a white spot on the rim of my lower eyelid for the last 2 months. It is small but noticeable and it doesn't hurt. What is this & how to treat?

Inclusion cyst: What u describe ads being painless fits a skin inclusion cyst. It can be easily needled out by your ophthalmologist. It could also be an inflamed meibomian gland but that it has a little pain and is yellowish. ...Read more

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I have a red spot in my lower eyelid. Now i see a little white stringy fluid around it. Should i be worried? Should i just let it pass?

I have a red spot in my lower eyelid. Now i  see a little white stringy fluid around it. Should i be worried? Should i just let it pass?

Stye or a Chalazion : More often than not the red spot is a stye or a chalazion! they can burst and have yellow stringy stuff come out and it may be infected. My suggestion is start warm compresses to the lids 10 minutes at a time, twice daily and see your ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?

What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?

Stress, maybe: Temple & eye twitching, if sparing other facial muscles, is usually seen in stressful situations, caffeine/stimulant use, fatigue, eye strain. Partial seizures or certain disorders of facial nerves could be present. White spots on eyelids are probably unrelated. Do you have red spots/blisters (shingles)?, headaches?, loss of balance? Trouble chewing? Hearing? Double vision? ...Read more

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Cloudy vision in left eye, just got over conjunctivitis. I see I have a white spot (not raised) inside my upper eyelid. What can this be?

Cloudy vision in left eye, just got over conjunctivitis. I see I have a white spot (not raised) inside my upper eyelid. What can this be?

Ophthalmologist: See an ophthalmologist ASAP. Without examining this there is no way in which to predict what it might be, but your eyesight is precious and can be damaged permanently if not treated rapidly. Go now and see an expert. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a very small blackish-brown spot on upper eyelid. I just noticed it. What could it be? Worried!

I have a very small blackish-brown spot on upper eyelid. I just noticed it. What could it be? Worried!

Not likely!: Pigmented spots are always a concern in regards to their malignant potential. These. Spots are more frequent in darker skinned people, but more concerning in light colored people. Take a good, high quality, well lite photo and if you feel the lesion is growing have it evaluated! ...Read more

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I have a spot on my eyelid that looks like a dry skin patch. It is slightly raised. Should I be concerned?

I have a spot on my eyelid that looks like a dry skin patch. It is slightly raised. Should I be concerned?

Steroid cream: I would try spot treatment for a week or so with otc Hydrocortisone cream. If it doesn't go away then you should definitely have it checked. ...Read more

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I have this red spot in the corner of my eyelid and it hurts what is wrong with it ?

I have this red spot in the corner of my eyelid and it hurts what is wrong with it ?

Eyelid red spot: Your description is most commonly related to a stye but other issues (such as blocked lacrimal system, blepharitis, cellulitis, and other lid lesions) can also cause this. I would go see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have this red spot on the inside of my lower eyelid?

I have this red spot on the inside of my lower eyelid?

Could be a stye: See your ophthalmologist to evaluate this and make sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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Recently i see some dry, flaky, red, itchy patches on my eyelid, at first it was just a little spot on one eyelid, but now it's bigger and more, please help?

Eyelid Dermatitis: It sounds like you have some dermatitis on your eyelid. This can be due to a condition called seborrheic dermatitis or could be due to an allergy. Rarely this can be an actinic keratosis which is pre-cancerous lesion. It is best that you have this checked by your dermatologist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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