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My lacrimal caruncle is very enlarged when i close my eye i

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my lacrimal caruncle is very enlarged when i close my eye i can see in the conner of my eye
JA: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?
Customer: year ago ask dr he didnt say anything
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: good health

Hi Dr. Ashori here, is there any pain at the lacrimal opening as well or is it only enlarged?

I am assuming it's only so on one side. Is there dryness in the affected eye or does the eye feel fairly normal?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Right side no pain has been getting biger for a few years
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No I'm unemployed for several years

Usually if it's noticeably larger than the other side an ophthalmologist will look at it under a slit lamp and if the overlying skin is abnormal they will perform a biopsy.

The risk with that is that the duct may not drain so well after such a procedure so they are careful not to do it if it's not necessary.

If the skin on the surface looks normal there isn't much to worry about. Sometimes a very small stones can be lodged in there.

Do you have a picture I could look at?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Did you get pic

Sometimes it takes a few minutes to upload, I'll wait for it.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No phone please broke already can't affird

I don't see the image, can you please try uploading it again?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Won't. Send
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It sent

I see it, give me a moment to look at it please.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ik

I see it. Yes, you will need to see an eye doctor who likely will need to take a biopsy of that. Especially because it is getting bigger.

It likely isn't dangerous but if it keep growing it will interfere with your eye's function.

There is no rush, if you can get to see someone in the next few months that's ok.

They might look at it and not find that it needs a biopsy.

But you should show it to an eye doctor.

Hope the information helped.

Do you have any other questions I can help you with?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No thxs

You're welcome.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok

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