I have a medium sized bump on the inside corner of my left eye. It's not painful, and never gets red. I think it's too big to be milia, but what do I know?
Is Bump on my Eye a Large Milia?
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Eye a large milia
Diagnosis: epithelial inclusion cyst (milia), Meibolian gland cyst, infected sty, ingrown eyelash hair. Treatment is a visit to the MD eye doctor for care.
From MIAMI Dr. B
Epidermal Inclusion Cyst
This is most likely an enlarged milium called an epidermal inclusion cyst ( or follicular-infundibular cyst, follicular cyst) sometimes erroneously referred as a sebaceous cyst. The second possibility is an eccrine hydrocystoma. However, the lateral portion of the eye (lateral canthus) is a more common site for this benign lesion. The medial canthal area, as your photograph demonstrates, is the more common site for an epidermoid cyst.
Do not toy with these yourself. These are rather easily removed surgically.
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