Do you have an Eye swelling, a bump or a growth on your eye? Are your eyes swollen or reddish? Here’s all you need to know about eye growths so you can identify, treat & prevent them. Although most eye swellings/bumps/growths are mild/harmless, some can indicate a more serious condition.
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What is an Eye Swelling/Bump/Growth?
As the name implies, this is simply a swelling or growth on the Eye, especially around the eyelids.
What are the Conditions that cause an Eye Swelling/Bump/Growth?
Common eye bumps/growths include
- Eye tumor (non cancerous/benign)
- Eye tumor (cancerous/malignant)
Its the inflammation of the eyelids. Eyelids are the folds of skin that cover your eyes and protect them from injury.
Causes of Blepharitis
Medication side effects
Malfunctioning eye gland
Wrong use of Comestics
Symptoms of Blepharitis
Tears Crust on eyelashes
Treatment of Blepharitis
Antibiotics eye drop/Ointment
Clean eyelids with warm water & towel
Prevention of Blepharitis
Wash your face regularly
Remove makeup before bed
Don’t touch/rub your eyes with dirty hands
Usually seen as a pink/white growth on the white part of the eye moving towards the black part.
Causes of Pterygium
Sun exposure (UV LIGHT)
Symptoms of Pterygium
Treatment of Pterygium
Surgery if vision is affected or lubricating eyedrops if it is not.
Prevention of Pterygium
Read more about Pterygium here.
Its similar to pterygium, but it occurs only on the white eye and does not extend to the black part
Causes of Pingueculum
Environmental factors, such as climate, dust.
UV LIGHT from sun
Symptoms of Pingueculum
Treatment of Pingueculum
Surgery (Rarely though)
It is a small painless, lump/growth on your eyelid
Causes of Chalazion
Blockage of Eyelid glands
Symptoms of Chalazion
Treatment of Chalazion
Do not squeeze/touch it
Apply a warm compress to your eyelid
Prevention of Chalazion
Always wash your hands before touching your eyes
Its a red, painful pimple like bump on the eyelid
Causes of Stye
Symptoms of Stye
Treatment of Stye
Do not squeeze/rub eyes
Prevention of Stye
Wash eyelids daily
Remove makeup before bed
A tumor is a collection of cells that grows abnormally, and it can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous)
EYE TUMORS (NON-CANCEROUS); Grow on the eyelid or within the wall of the eye.
EYE CANCER (malignant tumor): Grow on the eyelid or within the wall of the eye that’s has a possibility of spreading to other part of the body, like the skin, etc.
Changes (mutations) to DNA within cells
Age: develops in people over the age of 50
Race: occurs more commonly in white people than in blacks.
Flashes of light
Poor/loss of visual
Surgery Treatment for eye cancer will aim to reduce the risk of spreading and to maintain the health and vision of your eye, if possible.
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