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?
Hard Ball in Eyelid, What is it? (photo)
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Hard Ball in Eyelid, What is it?
Agree that the medical term is a chalazion. Best to obtain and have surgical removal under local anesthesia.
Cyst or chalazion of the upper eyelid
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.
Likely a stye or a chalazion
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.
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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.
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