Users' questions

How do you get rid of painless bumps on your eyelids?

How do you get rid of painless bumps on your eyelids?

Eyelid Bump Treatment

  1. Never poke, squeeze, or try to pop a stye or a chalazion.
  2. Put a warm, damp cloth on your eye several times a day.
  3. Massage the swollen area gently to help drain the clogged gland.
  4. Once the bump drains, keep the area clean and keep your hands away from your eyes.

What is this painless bump on my eyelid?

A chalazion is a small, usually painless, lump or swelling that appears on your eyelid. A blocked meibomian or oil gland causes this condition, which is sometimes known as a meibomian cyst. A chalazion can develop on the upper or lower eyelid. It may disappear without treatment.

Can styes be painless?

The most noticeable difference between a chalazion and a stye is that a chalazion tends to be painless. A stye usually hurts and may cause the eye to feel sore and scratchy. Other symptoms of a stye can include: a painful lump that may cause the whole eyelid to swell.

When should I be worried about a bump on my eyelid?

When to seek help See a doctor if your eyelid bump grows, bleeds, ulcerates, or doesn’t heal like it should. It’s always a good idea to make an appointment with a healthcare provider if your lump concerns you in any way.

What’s the difference between a stye and a chalazion?

Most styes occur along the edge of the eyelid. When a stye occurs inside the eyelid, it is called an internal hordeolum (say “hor-dee-OH-lum”). A chalazion (say “kuh-LAY-zee-on”) is a lump in the eyelid. Chalazia (plural) may look like styes, but they are usually larger and may not hurt.

What is a cyst on eyelid?

A chalazion is a red bump on your eyelid. It is sometimes called an eyelid cyst or a meibomian cyst. It slowly forms when an oil gland (called a meibomian) becomes blocked. At first, the chalazion may be painful, but after a little time, it usually doesn’t hurt.

What can be mistaken for a stye?

A chalazion is an eye condition that is caused when the oil ducts on the eye are blocked, resulting in a mass on the eyelid, swelling of the eye, and sometimes there’s some pain associated with it. Typically a lot larger than a stye, a chalazion forms further away from the inner corner of the eye.