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What Are the Most Common Types of Eyelid Bumps?

There are many different types of eyelid bumps. Most are benign lesions such as skin tags, papilloma, moles, cysts, xanthelasma. However, some eyelid bumps can be cancerous. The most common types of eyelid skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Lesions that have been present for a long time and have remained unchanged are more likely to be benign.

If you have an eyelid lesion/bump that has been growing, bleeding, ulcerating, and associated with eyelash loss, then it would be prudent to seek timely evaluation with an oculofacial plastic surgeon like Dr. Shannon S. Joseph. Depending on her examination findings, Dr. Joseph may recommend a biopsy of the lesion to determine whether it is benign or cancerous.


What is a Stye/Chalazion?

A stye/chalazion can occur due to blockage of the eyelid oil glands. This leads to build up of the gland contents, and the development of an eyelid bump. The eyelid will usually also look red, swollen, inflamed, and have tenderness. This is one of the most common causes of benign eyelid bumps. Most styes/chalazion spontaneously resolve, though some will require medical treatment and/or drainage.  Learn more about styes/chalazions at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's patient education page.


Schedule a Consultation

If you are bothered by an eyelid bump and would like an evaluation, please contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph. She will perform a comprehensive evaluation and take the time to discuss what the appropriate next steps of management would be. We take care of patients from Troy, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Rochester Hills, Rochester, and the rest of Metro Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.