Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: TAA | 2011-02-14

Q.

small bump on the eyelid

my 4 yr old daughter has a small bump inside the eyelid.You can only notice it when she closes her eye and you can actually feel it, and she complains of pain sometimes.Do i need to see a doctor and which type of doctor?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This sounds like a type of cyst of the eyelid with a long name 'meibomian cyst' also known as a 'chalazion' It is best to ask an eye specialist [ophthalmologist] to see your daughter.

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