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ask: Itchy eyes and bump on eyelid near tear duct?

By kfir1288
 
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I've been to multiple eye doctors. I get these random weird bumps almost like small pimple-like things on the eye lid in the same area of a tear duct. Like a few centimeters down from it, on the little area that the tears roll out of. I don't know what it's called. One doctor me it was an infection and that it would go away, but it keeps coming back. The other told me that it's normal or that she couldn't see anything (of course the time when you get an appointment, there's nothing to be seen). My eyes get crazy itchy before bed and right when i wake up in the morning. And there seems to be a lot of eye redness. I also randomly sometimes experience pain. The second eye doctor I visited just gave me drops for the pain but couldn't tell me what it was from. When i first put the eye drops in the eye, and sometimes at random times I feel like something is in there. I've been using the drops my first doctor prescribed for me for the infection continually whenever i need them. Along with Soothe, Systane, and Refresh. Does anyone have any idea what this is?

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Rosa Cabrera RN

kfir,

Could you possibly have a stye (aka Hordeolum) ? There are two types of styes-- external, which are located outside of the lash line and Internal, which are located inside of the lash line.

Treatment involves antibiotics to eliminate the infection along with drainage of the lesion. If it doesn't drain on its own your doctor can assist you-- don't try to do this on your own as you may cause some damage to your eye. There are times when the stye may go away on its own but still need to be drained by applying hot compresses to the area about 6 times a day. If it doesn't drain, it will keep coming back.

I encourage you to read more on this and take a look at the picture so that you can better determine if a stye is what you have. Take a look at EmpowHer's Hordeolum (Stye) page: http://www.empowher.com/condition/stye/definition

Best Wishes!

March 21, 2011 - 6:03am
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