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Hard Ball in Eyelid, What is it? (photo)

I have something like a hard ball in my upper eyelid..it doesnt hurt at all,but it is visible.what is it and how is it treated?

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Hard Ball in Eyelid, What is it?

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Agree that the medical term is a chalazion. Best to obtain and have surgical removal under local anesthesia. 

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Cyst or chalazion of the upper eyelid

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This hard mass is most likely a chalazion due to an impacted oil gland.  You should be seen by an ophthalmologist for medical care and possible drainage of the cyst.  

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Likely a stye or a chalazion

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The eyelid has many oil glands that provide lubrication for the ocular surface. Sometimes these glands become blocked and the oil gets trapped within the eyelid causing a small hard bump in the eyelids. Often this will initially cause redness and irritation first, but sometimes not.

I would recommend you see an Oculoplastics surgeon or a comprehensive Ophthalmologist.

Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Upper Eyelid Surgery Blepharoplasty

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Difficult to tell exactly without a physical exam but likely a cyst of some type which should be easily removable with just local anesthesia in the office. You should visit a qualified eye or plastic surgeon for further evaluation.

Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Hard painless ball in the upper lid is probably a cyst.

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I can't tell much from the photograph. However young patient is hard painless small ball in the upper lid is most often assist. It could be removed with local anesthesia.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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