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What might cause eye complications?

 

A red lumpy eyelid can be caused by a wide range of things including obstructed oil glands with inflammation, infectious abscesses in the eyelid, skin cancers, and blood vessel abnormalities. Try using hot wet compresses by placing a washcloth soaked in heated water against the closed eyelid for 3 to 5 minutes several times a day. If that does not cause the red lumps to decrease or disappear, you should have an Eye M.D. check your eyelid. 

Dr. Gary S. Hirshfield, MD
Ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist)

The two likely diagnoses that cause these symptoms are dermatitis of the eyelid skin and blepharitis.  Itching tends to be an important symptom in dermatitis.

More commonly blepharitis causes hese symptoms. Blepharitis is generally caused by dysfunction of the fat secreting glands in the eyelids.  It is a very common condition accounting for many of the patients that visit an opthalmologist.

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