Eyelid problems are commonand rarely serious, but see your GP if you're worried or your eye is particularly uncomfortable.
Contact your GP or NHS 111 immediately, or go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department ,if you also have pain in or around your eye or any Visual impairment .
The information below should give you an idea of what might be wrong,although itshouldn'tbe used to self-diagnose your condition.
It covers possible causes for the following eyelid problems, plus specific advice about what to do. You can find out about:
Read about some of the main causes of eyelid problems, including cysts, styes, blepharitis, dry eyes, ptosis, ectropion and entropion.
It's quite common for the upper or lower eyelid to become swollen because of a meibomian cyst (also called a chalazion). This occurs when the glands in the eyelid become blocked. Thesecysts vary in
As you get older, it's quite common to have excess skin above the upper eyelids that can overhang and block your vision. This is called dermatochalasis. If it affects your vision, surgery may be consi
As you get older, one or both lower eyelids can sometimes droop away from the eye and turn outwards. This is known as an ectropion . The drooping eyelid can disrupt the normal production of tears,
Flat yellow patches (plaques) over the upper or lower eyelids are called xanthelasma. Although these plaques are harmless, they indicate you have high cholesterol . See your GP because you may be a
It's quite common and normal for the eyelid to flicker or twitch occasionally, particularly when you're tired. It's moreunusual tohave repeated spasms of excessive blinking and involuntary closure of