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Chalazion or something more?

3 weeks ago a tiny bump appeared in my upper eyelid. The day it appeared it hurted a little but not like a stye. It wasnt red, or sore.

The bump hasnt gone away. It hasnt changed size. It doesnt hurt at all. The only thing i have noticed is light sensitivity since it appeared, and some eye crust (hard) in the morning.

The thing is that today i woke up with more eye crust in the corner of the eye and a little pain. I watched my eye in the mirror and the eyelid was red, with a couple of prominent red veins too.

I attached a picture. You can appreciate the little bump in the left and the redness and veins in the center.

My eye itself is not red (and hasnt been red since the bump appeared 3 weeks ago), this is something exclusive of the eyelid.

What can this be?

Thank you.
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233488 tn?1310693103
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
While we cannot give you a definitive diagnosis over the internet from looking at a photo the most likely diagnosis is chalazion and blepharitis. Both have been discussed at length. Use the search feature and archives to read about the treatment of both.

They don't go way quickly

JCH MD
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Thanks for the response. I did search the forum and all posts sugest that blepharitis is bilateral, but i have it in one eye only. Can this be an allergy or something else?
233488 tn?1310693103
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Blepharitis is bilateral (usually but not always). Chalazia which are usually caused by blepharitis typically appear one eyelid at a time.

you treat both eyes to control the blepharitis to prevent chalazia from forming and to regress those already present.
JCH MD
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Ok, thanks for your help. Im going to treat both eyes then with info from previous posts.

Have a great weekend and happy holidays.
233488 tn?1310693103
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Yes, Merry Christmas to you. JCH MD
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