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I have a bump on my upper eyelid but it is not a sty. What could it be and what should I do?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
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In brief: Chalazion

A chalazion is a small bump in the eyelid caused by a blockage of the inner eyelid oil gland.
It is caused by a blocked duct in one of the meibomian glands. These glands are located in the eyelid (oil gland) directly behind the eyelashes that produce a thin, oily fluid that lubricates the eye. If it bothers you, and ophthalmologist can remove it with surgery.

In brief: Chalazion

A chalazion is a small bump in the eyelid caused by a blockage of the inner eyelid oil gland.
It is caused by a blocked duct in one of the meibomian glands. These glands are located in the eyelid (oil gland) directly behind the eyelashes that produce a thin, oily fluid that lubricates the eye. If it bothers you, and ophthalmologist can remove it with surgery.
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