Small Black Bumps On The Eyelids Come And Go?

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Hi tyadamayanti,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Previously, it needs to be clarified that in the medical realm, there is no known term frozen tear. What your colleague is referring to may be a blockage of the tear duct (nasolacrimal duct obstruction). This condition usually causes a lump in the inner eye close to the nose, not on the eyelid. The cause can be due to congenital abnormalities or it could be due to infection, inflammation, malignancy, injury, or mechanical trauma.

Lumps on your eyelids that are blackened and resemble pimples as you are experiencing may be caused by the following conditions:

Hordeolum (stye, inflammation of the eyelid glands) Kalazion (Meibom gland cyst) Xanthelasma (cholesterol buildup in the skin around the eyes) Preseptal cellulitis (infection of the soft tissue around the eyes) Milia (keratin buildup in the oil glands around the eyes) Folliculitis (hair root infection) Cancer, etc. Most lumps due to the above conditions are reddish, whitish, yellowish, or the same color as the skin. However, it could be that these bumps are blackish in color, for example if you rub your eyelids frequently or are allergic to certain substances.

We recommend that, if the lump often heals and recurs, you should immediately see a doctor or an ophthalmologist. If it is suspected of being dangerous, the doctor may recommend that you undergo a biopsy examination, which is by taking a tissue sample from the lump to examine its constituent cell components microscopically.

In the meantime, you shouldn't touch your eyes too often or break any forceful bumps that appear. Always keep your eyes clean and free from cuts or exposure to harmful irritants. Also avoid rubbing or sprinkling anything on the bumps unless recommended by a doctor.

Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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