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Offline rtdunlap

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small white bump on eyeball
« on: June 03, 2011, 01:42:31 PM »
Hi,
My 5yr old has been suffering from acute allergies lately and seems to have developed pink eye.  Just last night we noticed a small white bump on her eyeball...not eyelid but her actual eyeball.  Her eyes look sore but she says they are not irritating.  Any ideas what this is from?

Offline joychild24seven

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Re: small white bump on eyeball
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 04:03:47 AM »
In my opinion this is a sty... just a pimple that forms on the eyeball from being irritated. I think they're pretty normal.

Usually I just leave them alone, and they go away after a couple days. You can also try soaking a black tea bag in warm water and using it as a compress on the closed eye. The tannic acids are supposed to relieve irritation. But I'm not sure I would do this if I had pinkeye... I would reccomend more research first.
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Offline DHW

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Re: small white bump on eyeball
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 04:35:18 PM »
A sty forms on the eyelid.  I think she is describing something different since it is on her dd's eyeball, not eyelid.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2011, 04:44:21 PM by DHW »