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:

  • swollen eyelids or eyelid cysts
  • itchy, flaky or stickyeyelids
  • lumps on or around the eyelids
  • hooded or droopy uppereyelids
  • rolling outwards of the lower eyelids (ectropion)
  • rolling inwards of the eyelids (entropion)
  • yellow plaques on the eyelids
  • excessive blinking or uncontrollable closure of the eyelids
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 28 Nov 2016