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Eyelid Bumps

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 21, 2006
  • 00:48 PM

A while ago I went to my local Eye Hospital complaining of small oily bumps on my left eyelids. These bumps, although hardly visible, caused me a lot of discomfort similar to having a foreign object in my eye.

I was told I had Blepharitis and was given Erythromycin Ointment and a leaflet about warm compresses.

At that time I also had crusted skin on the lower eyelid, and the ointment did clear that up to some extent. My left eye is the only one affected. I never have any trouble with my right eye.

The strange thing about all of this is that I have also noticed that when I am taking certain medications such as SSRIs, or tablets with certain coatings, the bumps on the left eyelid worsen considerably. It has been so bad at times that I have resorted to using a pin to puncture them. The relief when they're punctured is amazing.

I have had to stop taking a number of medications and vitamin supplements due to the same reaction. And it only happens with my left eyelids.

I'm sure there is an allergic connection. It may very well be that I suffer from Blepharitis or Dry Eye, but that doesn't explain the reaction I'm getting with medications. I am seriously allergic to Aspirin, and have had asthma since I was a child.

No doctor I have asked about the eyelid bumps has been able to tell me what is causing them. If I don't find out why it's happening, I feel destined to use the Pin & Magnified Mirror Self Treatment.

Somebody else must suffer from this, and that's why I'm posting this thread. HELP!

Just to let you know what these bumps actually look like go to http://www.agingeye.net/otheragingeye/blepharitis.php# and move the mouse over MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)

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  • Hi there,I've had the same issues for awhile! Multiple white bumps on eyelids and chronically irritated eye. Ocasionally, scaly skin develops on my eyelid (I'm not sure if this is due to the creams I use, the drops or if it's a condition of its own).My bumps are actually on my upper and lower eyelid--also on my left eye. I've gone to about five doctors and none of them have been able to tell me what to do. I was given Tobradex drops, steriod creams, lubricating drops and told about warm compresses but nothing helps. I keep hearing milia but I just think that the sudden appearence of these bumps, unilaterally and their rapid multiplying is not easily explained as milia. Molluscum was ruled out as well. Not only is it uncomfortable but it's cosmetically unattractive. I wish someone would tell me what's going on!M. octimech at yahoo.com
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 07:19 PM
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  • I get styes regurarly - but there must be something that causes it? I dont want to apply heat compressions any longer - its annoying and styes itself look hideous! Is there ANY way of preventing these - why do i get it more than anyone else?? must be a reason for it? I keep my eyelids clean using eye lid cleansers - still i get styes! Please HELP!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 22, 2008
    • 10:38 PM
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  • Hi there,I had an acute sty last summer, and at the time, my optometrist told me that there are several different inflammations that are called by the layman's term sty. There is the red bump on the inside of the eyelid, oily bumps on the rim of the eyelid (I have a ton of these from some makeup that turned out to be very comedogenic) and hard bumps on the outside of the eye, which sometimes have a white spot in the center.I get all three, and I sometimes get the scaly skin, as well. My optometrist recommended that I try using sterile cleansing pads (the manufacturer I use is Ocu-soft, their website is ocusoft.com) and there is also a foam called Steri-lid (http://www.theratears.com/sterilid.aspx) that works even better, but it can be a little harsh on sensitive skin. You should be able to acquire these at any drugstore, and they are both FSA-approved.If you think that your oily eyelids might be related to allergies (definitely if you have environmental allergens such as dust, your oil glands could go into overdrive to clear them away), definitely, try an elimination diet. I would be very surprised if nutritional supplements were contributing to eye irritations, since you haven't mentioned any other overactive oil glands, but it is certainly possible. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 22, 2008
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