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I have a small growth inside the outer corner of my eye. Almost

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I have a small growth inside the outer corner of my eye. Almost looks like I am growing a pearl. Makes my eye water and itch sometimes.any ideas on what it might be?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 2 years ago.

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Doctor DanB : Does it look like a hard part is in it or a fluid filled sac?
Customer: It is in a sac and will move around when I stretch the corner of my lid.
Doctor DanB : Does it look like figure 3 at this website: http://www.optometry.co.uk/uploads/articles/40f6cbbc9b29dfe6b5c8a317342d5bc7_Austen1990924.pdf
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Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
, No it doesn't really look like fig.3 more like a pearl in a sac that is attached by fibers . I can move it around when I pull at corner of lid.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No it doesn't really look like fig.3 more like a pearl in a sac that is attached by fibers . I can move it around when I pull at corner of lid.,
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 2 years ago.
Is suspect that this is a conjunctival concretion, which is a collection of debris that forms, usually in response to chronic inflammation and irritation--they can be cut out if they become very bothersome, but usually don't get to be so and are rarely done anything with because they usually spontaneously disappear.  I would first recommend using artificial tears 3-4x/day to see if that helps with the irritation, as well as using cool compresses to help suppress the inflammation. If these measures aren't enough to control the symptoms in may need a steroid drop which would need to be prescribed by your eye doctor. Does that make sense?
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 2 years ago.
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