What is a Lump/Bump on the Eyelid?
There are many different forms of lumps and bumps that can be found in areas in and around the eyelids and upper face. The eyelid skin is the thinnest skin in the body, and thus very delicate. As such, the entire range of skin conditions and diseases can present very commonly in the eyelids and surrounding areas of the face. Although a trained physician should regularly evaluate all skin lesions, some particular characteristics of a skin lesion that would require more frequent check-ups include:
- Recent change in size
- Recent change in shape
- Recent change in color
- Recent change in the appearance of the borders
The most common type of lump/bump on the eyelid is a sty, a fluid-filled pocket that typically indicates infection. Most styes resolve without treatment, and medical attention is only necessary should the sty worsen or go deeper into the tissues around the eye.