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Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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I have a little bump in the indentations of the eye socket,

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I have a little bump in the indentations of the eye socket, where the bridge of the nose meets the ridge of the eyebrow. By the inside of my eye between the nose and above where the the sleep gathers of the left eye. The area appears swollen and a bag has appeared under the eye.
Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Can you take a picture and attach it to your reply?


Here is the pic

Doctor DanB : Do you have any pain associated with this lump? Any discharge from the eye? Any recent sinus problems?

No pain or discharge. Yesterday my eye felt like a film was covering it so this morning I used Bausch&Lomb eye wash. The eye feels fine, except for the swelling that as noticeable by me as it interferes with my sight I have seem to have no issues.


No sinus issues. The bump appeared on Friday, I examined it, may have messed with it a little to much.


I had another issue a few years ago and was told about ocular infection which is my primary concern.

Doctor DanB : This appears like it is possibly a lacrimal sac infection (an infection of the sac where tears drain before going into the nose). I would recommend using warm to hot compresses on this area 3 to 4 times per day massage in the bump each time. If you start to develop fevers, or if the redness starts increasing in area, or pain starts to happen significantly, I would recommend seeing your ophthalmologist right away as these can be difficult infections to treat sometimes. Does this make sense?

Yes. I will apply a warm rag to the area a few times a day, massaging the bump area. If fever, pain or redness increases in the area I will go to the doctor.

Doctor DanB : Good. Do you have any other questions about this?

not at the moment. thanks.

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