What is it?

The eyelids cover and protect the eyes from foreign objects, help keep the eyes moist, and keep the eyes healthy. Eyelids disorders are numerous and include inflammation disorders such as stye and obstruction of the lacrimal duct. The eyelids can have skin lesions in other areas on the skin, such as moles, seborrheic keratosis, xanthelasma, and more. The eyelids can also develop cancers such as melanoma and carcinoma. There are many more different eyelid disorders. When an eyelid disorder is suspected, a specialist physician should examine it to exclude severe conditions.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of eyelids disorder differ greatly depending on the specific condition and may include:
- Puffiness and swelling of the eyelid
- Difficulty in opening the eye
- Changes in the eyelid skin appearance – redness, scaliness, flakiness.
- Pain and irritation


Eyelids disorders can be detected during an eye exam performed by an ophthalmologist or an ophthalmic plastic physician. During the exam, the physician will assess both eyes and eyelids and determine the exact condition.


Treatment of eyelids disorders depends on the condition. In some cases, no treatment is needed. In other cases, medications are required, and in some cases, surgery is necessary.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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