Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bump with pain

There are several possibilities, including a stye and an abscess.
If t is tender, it may be infected. An abscess needs to be drained by a skilled eye surgeon (ophthalmologist). Do not try to drain it yourself, since it may be located near a tear drainage duct.

In brief: Bump with pain

There are several possibilities, including a stye and an abscess.
If t is tender, it may be infected. An abscess needs to be drained by a skilled eye surgeon (ophthalmologist). Do not try to drain it yourself, since it may be located near a tear drainage duct.
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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Do warm. Compresses and see your Ophthalmologist.
Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible chalazion

If it involves the lower eyelid not the upper cheek it is probably a chalazion which is inflammation of a clogged meibomian oil gland.
Treatment consists of warm compresses and massage and surgical drainage if no resolution after about a month. If the surrounding skin area becomes inflamed a preseptal cellulitis could be occurring which would require systemic antibiotics.

In brief: Possible chalazion

If it involves the lower eyelid not the upper cheek it is probably a chalazion which is inflammation of a clogged meibomian oil gland.
Treatment consists of warm compresses and massage and surgical drainage if no resolution after about a month. If the surrounding skin area becomes inflamed a preseptal cellulitis could be occurring which would require systemic antibiotics.
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology

In brief: Cyst

Th can be anything from a chalazion to a foreign body reaction to a bug bite to just a slow growing benign cyst.
You should be seen and evaluated by an ophthalmologist.

In brief: Cyst

Th can be anything from a chalazion to a foreign body reaction to a bug bite to just a slow growing benign cyst.
You should be seen and evaluated by an ophthalmologist.
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