Lumps In The Eyelids In Infants?
my child is 17 months old. On the inner lower eyelid there is a small, yellow bump. Said midwife infection but because there is no fever in the cyst that can be handled by an ophthalmologist. How old do you think the child can be to get the surgery? Thank you
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Lumps in a child's eyelids can be caused by various causes, including:
Hordeolum / lump that is a lump due to infection Kalazion Cyst Softtissue tumor / soft tissue tumor To find out exactly related to the lumps experienced by your child, it is best to be examined directly by an ophthalmologist. Lumps that are not caused by infection and are permanent indeed action should be taken to eliminate them. If it is known that the lump is getting bigger and causing visual impairment in children, of course it should immediately get medical treatment.
Regarding your complaint, we recommend that you take your toddler to an ophthalmologist. The doctor will conduct an examination and evaluation related to the characteristics and types of lumps in your child's eyes. After the examination, the doctor will give medical considerations related to what therapeutic method is appropriate for your child's condition, whether it really requires immediate medical treatment, or can be postponed for a certain time or does not require special therapy (only drugs). Related to when surgery can be performed, of course it depends on the results of the examination and medical considerations of the examining doctor. If immediate surgery is needed, it should be carried out to prevent the risk of disrupting the child's visual function. So that surgery can be performed at any age, depending on the type of disease being experienced as well as the medical decision of the treating doctor.
In order to avoid the risk of infection in the eyelids, avoid the habit of children rub their eyes with dirty hands. In addition, make it a habit for children to wash their hands thoroughly with water and soap to avoid the risk of infection in their environment.
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