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White spots inside eyelid


I've got white spots inside my lower eyelid, and it's bothering me every time I blink. My eye is itchy. How can I treat it?

Answer Written answer:

These are usually just tiny cysts, like pimples. You could try gentle message with a hot flannel twice a day for two to three weeks to see if they go. Eye medication does not usually help. If they get bigger and more annoying you could probably get them removed by an eye surgeon via your optician or doctor.

We recommend you seek professional advice if you are concerned about your eye health:

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Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 35 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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