By definition, Trichiasis is an acquired eyelid abnormality in which there is a misdirected growth of eyelashes with normal lid margin position. The errant lashes can cause irritation of the ocular surface and potentially vision threatening ulceration and scarring. Trichiasis is often confused with distichiasis and more commonly with pseudotrichiasis in which abnormal lid positions cause the...Read more
Eyelid lesions (eyelid lumps and bumps) are very common and can be benign or malignant (cancerous). Clinical examination and/or biopsy are required for the definitive diagnosis as to whether they are benign or malignant. There are five main types of benign tumors and five main types of malignant tumors. There are also rarer tumors.Read more
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A chalazion is a slowly developing lump that forms due to blockage and swelling of an oil gland in the eyelid. A chalazion is generally not an infection. A chalazion often starts out as a very small red, tender, swollen area of the eyelid. In a few days, it may change to a painless slow-growing lump...Read more
Ectropion and entropion are common maladies of the eyelid margin that can directly affect ocular function and patient comfort; surgical repair is commonly performed. Entropion (in-turning of the eyelid) presents as an irritated eye with foreign-body sensation caused by inwardly rotated eyelashes and eyelid skin. The eye is red from keratoconjunctivopathy. Affected individuals often devise home remedies, such as...Read more