Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP
My lump doesn't really look like the image. It is at only the corner of my eye and is a soft looking lump of tissue that is the same color as the rest of the my eye lid. This lump starts at the outer corner and goes up just a little way under the upper lid. It is located just below the lacrimal gland and has me worried it may be a tumor or something bad like that. I have a smaller little lump on my other eye but it is not as big nor does it go up as high as the other one. I really have no symptoms from it and it is not painful.
I will see an eye doctor soon, but it has been worrying me because I saw some pictures online that look like my "lump" and they are labeled as "sarcoidosis", "tumors", and "lymphoma". Can the tarsal plate be bigger on one side than it is on the other? Is it at the very corner on the outer portion of the eye? I know I am not an expert, but it doesn't look like something that would be labeled as a plate. Can it present itself as a roundish lump of soft spongy tissue? Thanks in advance!
So it is normal for one eye to have this mass of tissue and not the other eye? It is a lump of tissue in one corner of only one eye and only in the corner going up to the edge of the upper eye lid. Just like the pictures I saw of sarcoidosis. When you raise the edge of the eyelid up (not turn it inside out) there is a mass of tissue in one eye and it is only there in that corner. It becomes more visible when I look down and toward the nose. The images I looked up of the tarsel plate look like they go along the upper eyelid, while my problem is only in the corner. I hope I am explaining this well enough =). Thanks