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Have several small shiny blisters on eyelid. Fluid filled. Ideas?

I have several small shiny blisters on lower right eyelid , towards outer corner. They look like they have fluid in them. Very shiny. Also have same type of thing that just developed in last few days now in inner corner of same eye. The shiny blister is larger than the other ones and is on the corner conjuctiva which is painful and irritating and feels like I have something in the corner of my eye. What are these shiny blisters and why am I getting them. I m a 60 yr. old female and have never had these things before.
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
I think the shiny blisters which you have mentioned are nothing but the clogged meibomian gland openings(due to meibomian gland dysfunction/MGD ) giving the appearance of yellow oil droplets along the lid margins. If you leave them they might become infected and inflammed a condition called Hordeolum internum .

Confirm this with your ophthalmic visit, who after examining you will tell you how to keep your lids clean without scrubs, massage and warm compresses. You might need a course of antibiotic eye ointment to prevent its recurrence.
Diabetics and increasing age are a couple of factors contributing for MGD.
So take care.
Answered: Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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