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Swollen upper eye above eyelids, bubble around the area. What could be this?

I am 60 years old.
I had for years swollen upper eye above the eyelids.
It hasn't bothered me because I believe it's hereditary but, recently at the end of both eyes, same area it seems that there is a small bubble at the end on the skin not in the eyelid, it might be a water retention don't know.
I at times put fresh cucumber rounds on my eyes in the evenings but the bubble is still there on each eye.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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thank you for your query.

a swelling over the eyelids can be due to many causes-
1.stye-infection of the sebacious glands of eyelids
2.chalazion-infection of meibomian gland
3.blepharitis-infection of lid margin
4.cyst-fluid filled swelling

hence i would recommend you to get it checked by an opthalmologist to pinpoint the cause.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Fri, 21 Jun 2013
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