What exactly are eyelid lumps or swellings and do they represent a thread to my health? What is the Renew Clinic specialists’ professional opinion?
At the back half of the eyelid, a cartilage-like structure, there are numerous meibomian glands whose job is to produce a fine oily secretion on to the surface of the eye to help lubricate it. Sometimes the duct of a gland can be blocked leading to retention of the oil secretion within the gland. The gland then enlarges and becomes tender as it becomes inflamed, and is usually red, pimple-like in appearance, and forms at the base of the eyelashes.
There are various types of lumps and swellings that are divided into: cancerous lesions such as: basal cell carcinoma that can be infiltrative, medial, ulcerative or umbilicated, cystic squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, sebaceous cell carcinoma; and non-cancerous: inclusion cyst, nevus (intradermal or compound), chalazion, eyelid abscess, stye, meibomian cyst, sebaceous cyst, seborrheic keratosis(age-related warts), xanthelasma or an eyelid injury. These are the main afflictions that could occur in case of lumps, but as for swellings, the possible illnesses and disorders they can indicate, besides the above mentioned are: blepharitis, conjunctivitis and other of its forms, allergies, orbital cellulitis, herpes , blunt trauma, infected eye lash follicles, etc. The specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic say that most of the eyelid lumps, bumps or swellings go away by themselves or by applying warm compresses or antibiotic ointments, but the ones that donít usually require removal. People in Rugby should know that Renew Skin & Health Clinic is at their disposal with fully qualified dermatologists who can help you achieve the best consultations and treatments results.
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