Causes Of The Meat In The Corner Of The Eye Widening In A 1 Year Old Child?
afternoon…3 days ago my son (1 yr 4 mth, male) the curd in the corner of his left eye is widening out, the enlarged flesh is a bit thick but it doesn’t reach his cornea… we wait a few days to see if it’s back to normal but To this day it’s still like that, we were taken to the ophthalmologist, he said the doctor was a tumor, we were in shock but we were sure it wasn’t a tumor, and the doctor gave eye drops for 1 week use…please, according to the doctor what is the cause, thank you. ..
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The inner corner of the eye that is adjacent to the nose is called the medial canthus, while the outer corner of the eye is called the lateral canthus. In this area there are various components of the eye, ranging from tear glands, eyelash follicles, glands in the eyelids, conjunctiva, and so on. Therefore, there are also many possible causes for the appearance of a flesh-like mass in this area. It needs to be clarified first, in which part of the eye exactly does the mass appear? Is it in the inner or outer corner of the eye? How big is the mass? What's the color like? Does it hurt?
In general, in the medical realm, masses (lumps) in the body can be categorized as tumors. Therefore, the term tumor here is not necessarily dangerous. Further identification is required, not only from interviews and physical examinations, but also through other follow-up examinations, such as using a slit lamp or biopsy.
Some of the conditions that can cause a flesh-like mass in the corner of the eye are:
Congenital abnormalities (congenital birth) Pterygium (eye membranes that appear due to excessive growth of the conjunctiva due to exposure to sunlight and excessive dry air) Psudopterygium (eye membranes that appear after injury or exposure to certain chemicals) Pinguecula (eye acne) Hordeolum (stye, inflammation of the gland) on the eyelid) Chalazion (Meibomian gland cyst) Entropion (ingrown eyelash) Ectropion (protruding eyelash) Preseptal cellulitis (inflammation of the soft tissue around the eye) Milia (excessive deposition of keratin in the skin) Xanthelasma (deposition of the soft tissue around the eye) excess cholesterol in the skin around the eyes) Folliculitis (infection of the hair roots) Cancer (eg basal cell carcinoma, flat cell carcinoma), etc. Giving eye drops that the doctor did previously may be used to reduce inflammation in the components around the eye that often cause swelling and even appearance of the eye. mass. Has your child's complaints improved with the use of these drops? If not, then you should return your child to an ophthalmologist for further evaluation and treatment.
At this time, tell your child not to touch or squeeze the eye excessively to avoid the risk of irritation. Protect your child's eyes from the entry of harmful foreign particles, such as dust, pollution, UV rays, and so on. Avoid giving any medication or eye drops unless directed by a doctor.
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah