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Found pea size hard lump under eye lid. Underlying cause?

Jun 2015
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Hello. Tonight I found a pea size hard lump right below my daughter's eye brow. The exact location is the corner of her left eye under eye lid.
Posted Sun, 31 Mar 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 1 hour later

Thanks for your query.

Presence of lump under eye lid can be due to:
1. Stye- acute infection/inflammation of the glands in the eye lashes.
Associated with pain, swelling & watering of eyes.
2. Chalazion- chronic infection/inflammation of the meibomian glands of the eyelids.
Seems to be the probable diagnosis.
It is usually larger in size & not associated with pain.
3. Concretions
4. Meibomian cyst

Management involves:
1. Hot fomentation.
2. Application of topical antibiotic ointment.
3. Smaller lesions can be managed by injection with a corticosteroid.
4. Surgical management- done in case it is not controlled by medications.

So, it will be better to consult an Ophthalmologist & get a proper physical examination done to find out the exact cause.
Based on that, appropriate management steps could be taken.

There is no need to worry, your daughter will be fine.

Wishing her a good health.

Let me know if I need to clarify further.

Thanks & take care.
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Follow-up: Found pea size hard lump under eye lid. Underlying cause? 5 minutes later
Thank you. The hard lump is under the skin and not visible. Only can feel when palpate the skin. No sign of infection. It feels like a lymph node would if feeling in neck, groin, etc (but this is in the corner of her eye)....
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 34 hours later

Thanks for your review query.

There are no lymph nodes around the eyes, so the possibility can be ruled out.

As I have already mentioned, this site is suggestive of Chalazion, hence kindly consult an Ophthalmologist for further management.

Hope I have been able to answer your query.

Please let me know if you have any further queries.

Take care.
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