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Is the lump on the eyelid or on the skin?
What do you mean by the nose is swollen? Do you have a picture of it?
Can you please take a picture so I can see it? You can post the picture here.
I'm sorry, the picture is not showing up. Can you please re-post it? Perhaps the file is too big.
it will not let me add it again
Is the lump in contact with the eyeball?
Or is the lump actually on the haired surface of the skin near the eyelid?
Thanks for the info.
That is actually very helpful. What you are seeing is likely a meibomian gland tumor (aka eyelid tumor). They are benign and when they are in contact with the cornea, it needs to be removed surgically. Eye medication will simply keep the eyeball from getting infected. The botXXXXX XXXXXne is that the mass needs to be removed. It is a relatively simple procedure and should not take more than 30 minutes of anesthesia time to have that done.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.
Yes this can be allergy. But allergy does not actually cause a mass/lump. If the area is simply swollen, then allergy is possible, as well as an infection/abscess. If you like, you can try to give some human Benadryl at 1 mg per pound of body weight and give it every 8 hours. If after 2 to 3 days there is no improvement, then he should go back to your vet and ask about the eyelid tumor.