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I have a small spot on my lower eyelid in the middle of the

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I have a small spot on my lower eyelid in the middle of the eyelid. There was gunk which had sone but it is irritating
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.

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Dr. Susan :

It appears that you are no longer online. What you are describing sounds like either a stye or a chalazion.

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Dr. Susan :

It may be larger and resemble a large pimple. Since it has started draining this is a very good sign. I recommend that you start warm compresses 10-15 minutes 2-3 times per day. The irritation will resolve as soon as the head is completely drained. Complete resolution should take 2-3 days. Please do not attempt to "squeeze" it as you may introduce bacteria to it and cause a more severe infection. Daily eyelid washes with baby shampoo and water will help new ones from appearing.

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Nothing has improved in fact they are worse

Dr. Susan : This my be a sign that the lesion is too deep to drain on its own. At this point, it is best to see an ophthalmologist whom can either start you on some medications or perhaps excise it.
Dr. Susan : This is a simple procedure which would be down in the office with local anesthetic.

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