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Eye pain, red. Is it torn? What is the white bump?

Hi! Starting yesterday, my eye really started hurting. When I pulled the lower lid away from my eye, I could see that the normally pinkish part was now an angry red. It kind of looks like it might have been torn. I wear contacts almost everyday, so is that what s caused it? Also, right on the waterline where the red part is, is a little white bump. Does that also have to do with the redness?
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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It is likely that you have an internal hordeolum( stye) in that eye. The first thing is to discontinue with the contact lenses for 2 weeks. You can do hot fomentation for 10 minutes, thrice a day for 3-4 days. It is better to take oral antibiotics if the redness, pain and lump persist beyond 3-4 days.


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