Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: siva | 2011/11/09

Q.

lump in eyelid

goodday

my 3 yr old has a lump in her left bottom eyelid. we can see a white line under the eyelid. we are now treating her with an antibiotic drops. the white line has turned black and the lump is the same. it this something other than an infection?

thanks
siva

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not an infection but is due to a cyst in your daughter's lower eyelid. This is called a 'meibomium' cyst. It is best to consult an eye specialist [ophthalmologist]about this cyst.

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Posted by: Leila | 2011/11/09

I remember I had once years ago like a little pimple under my
top eyelid. The doctor told me that it needed to be removed but after a few weeks it just disappeared and it was normal again. I just hope your daughter recovers from it but good idea to check it up though.

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