What are these tiny bumps that form on my eyelid?
June 6, 2007 8:04 AM Subscribe
What are these tiny bumps that form on the edge of my eyelid?
posted by that girl to health & fitness (40 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
For some period of time now (years, decades), I have been occasionally been getting these tiny little bumps on the edge of my eyelid, right up against the eye (between the eyelashes and my eye). They don't seem like styes.
Here are some characteristics:
tiny (less than one mm, smaller than your average keyboard '.')
clear (most like a blister)
not red at all.
They are particularly irritating, as they rub against my eye and make it feel like there is an eyelash rubbing. Not exceptionally painful, but it will make my eye water.
I have, however, found that if I kind of scrape at it with my fingernail (I know, fingernails and eyes are probably bad things to get close to one another), that it will "pop" or what have you and then be gone immediately, leaving little trace of their prior existence. If I don't do anything, they go away in a period of time from about 8-24 hours.