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Hi,I have had an issue with my left eye for about 8 months

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Hi, I have had an issue with my left eye for about 8 months now, it started with an itchy eyelid (upper left side), then 2 mouth ulcer like white patches appeared and the surrounding tissue is swollen and red causing pressure on the eye (causing red eye in on the left side of the eye), they are getting bigger slowly and I also have now having nasal and left ear pressure that is constant (like if I was landing on a plane), I have been on 2 separate antibiotic treatments for infection, months of different eye drop treatment including steroids but it has not worked (my eye doctor does not know what it is). Here is a link to a closeup of the upper left eyelid flipped. Picture here It is not a great picture, they look like mouth ulcers, they are not styes and don't have any puss or anything, they are on the surface.


Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.

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Dr. Rick :

While the picture is not perfectly clear, that appears to be a conjunctival concretion.

Dr. Rick :

They are not a sign of any serious pathology and, in the vast majority of cases, require no treatment.

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If, however, they are bothering you the concretion can be removed in the doctors office. Here is a webpage showing how this is done:

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