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Is this tissue in the very corner of his eye by his nose, just above his lower lid?
Does he have any vision problems, pain, or discharge?
Does it look like #1 in this picture? Color is not that important....can be pink,whitish or like in the picture....
Edge of nose is just to the left in this photo.
There are no visual problems, no pain and no discharge. It does resemble the one in the photo you sent, however it is slightly higher up---and underneath the upper eyelid.
The upper eyelid covers it and so it is not visible except when lifting the lid.
The most common cause for an isolated bump on the eyelid is a chalazion or a stye. These bumps form when a gland in your eyelid gets plugged up and possibly infected. It is very often associated with a condition called blepharitis.
The treatment for this condition, however, is not antibiotics but rather cleaning the eyelids with baby shampoo. Buy some unscented baby shampoo and, in the shower, but th shampoo on your index fingers. Close your eyes, and raise your eyelids (to get skin out of the way) and scrub back and forth along your EYELASH margin. This is where the gland openings are located. The warm water will soften the gunk in the plugged glands, the friction and pressure of your fingers will massage the glands, forcing the gunk out and the shampoo will wash it away. You can also use warm compress to the affected lids during the day as your schedule allows.
This treatment will help to treat the bump on your eyelid while at the same time solving your underlying blepharitis. The lump may take many weeks to go away but you should notice some improvement in a few days or so.
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Thank-you for your response.
The clear like bump is underneath the upper eyelid, (not on it). It is on the edge of his eyeball in the eye socket tissue.
It is slightly smaller than the one in the picture you sent me, however he's had it for about a year and a half.
And there is a slight---very slight, bluish tinge in the corner of the white of his eye---not more than 3mm in width.
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I can't take a picture as he isn't available at the moment. I'll try to describe it better.
It does look like a cyst, it is right inside the corner of his eye but upwards about 3mm, whereby his lid covers it. It is not on the lid but right in the corner of his eye.
Also,what is a foreign body granuloma?
It is near his nose and it is in the eye socket tissue bordering the eyeball. It does look like the conjunctival cyst, so I guess it may be one, or else a chalazion?
Thank-you Dr. Rick,
Your information and advice has been very helpful.