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Lump Under Eye Lid

01/11/2010

Question:

I have a lump developing under my upper eye lid in the outermost corner of the socket. A month ago I noticed a sensation that something was in the corner of my eye but could not physically feel it. Two weeks ago I experienced a swollen upper eye lid with a slight redness which lasted approximately 4 days. After this went away I discovered the lump in the upper corner of the eye. It does not seem to be on the eyeball itself.

Answer:

See your eye doctor. This could be an embedded foreign object, a lid infection, or an early skin cancer.

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Response by:

Robert D Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO Robert D Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University