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Right eye has like a bulge on it and it's hurts to shut my eye. See an eye doctor or wait?

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Dr. K. Ray Shrum
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See an eye doctor.

Anytime there is a painful eye - you need to see an eye doctor.

In brief: See an eye doctor.

Anytime there is a painful eye - you need to see an eye doctor.
Dr. K. Ray Shrum
Dr. K. Ray Shrum
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Dr. Bud Kurwa
sounds like a chalazion or a sty, if it is tender needs urgent evaluation and possibly antibiotics
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bulge - where?

If the bulge is on your eyeball you need immediate evaluation by your ophthalmologist especially if it is affecting the vision or making the eye red.
Most bulges of this type are in the substance of the lid, a product of what probably began as a stye. You could try using heat on it if that is the case. A very warm, not hot, washcloth held on for 4 minutes five times per day.

In brief: Bulge - where?

If the bulge is on your eyeball you need immediate evaluation by your ophthalmologist especially if it is affecting the vision or making the eye red.
Most bulges of this type are in the substance of the lid, a product of what probably began as a stye. You could try using heat on it if that is the case. A very warm, not hot, washcloth held on for 4 minutes five times per day.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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