Bumps in eyes

Hello and Happy Easter to all! Jeepers I've been having it rough lately. The latest is little white bumps on the inside of my eye lid. Started out with just one now there's more. I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had these? Maybe Sarc of the eye's? Thanks for your feedback.
Jennifer

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Yes - I have that.
I have had them for many years. They are always there but get bigger and more irritating in response to some allergen. They first showed up as an allergic response to an ingredient in a contact lens solution I was using. As a result of these bumps, I can no longer wear contact lenses for more than a few hours without significant discomfort.

Even without contact lenses, seasonal allergies can cause them to get bigger and irritating.

At least in my case, I am convinced it is allergic and not sarc. Hope the same is true with you.

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Are you sure they aren't Styes?
My son used to get them all the time and in his case was allergy reactive too.

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Hello and thanks for your replies. I can't be 100% sure but I don't think they're styes. I used to get them all the time when I was a kid. I don't have allergies but who knows maybe that's what it is. If they don't get better soon I will call the eye doc. I'll let you know what happens.

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Hi - I've had these little bumps on my lower right eyelid, on and off for about 5 years, I just went to an opthamologist and a retinal specialist because of lots of blurry vision and floaters that seem to be getting worse. I was reasured by both Dr's that neither the bumps or the other stuff is sarc related. They gave me some eye drops for allergies (not steriods) and the bumps do seem to be getting smaller. Unfortunately they did not give me good news about the floaters, no meds for them, just live with them and hope they eventually float out of sight.

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I've also had the bumps for some time now. They started out on the outside of my eyelid but have progressed to the conjunctiva ( which is the red part of the eyelid). From what I've read, eyelid masses affect ~25% of folks with sarc.

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Hello:) I also have floaters. My eye doc said that your brain will eventually learn how to ignore them. If I look into bright light they come back and stick around for a while. These bumps are on the inside of my upper eye. First there was one, now there's two. Oh well, I think they may be getting better because my eye isn't quite as sore as before. I hope they are getting smaller:) Have a good day everyone!

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Hi,

I got a bump on the outer eyelid area. My eye doctor said it might be sarc related. The term "nodule" was used by my doctor to describe my "bump". The doctor suggested warm compresses for 2 weeks. The bump however did not go down. So after the 4th week my eye doctor referred me to another eye doctor that specializes in eye area abnormalities (removal of eyes, eyelid damage, etc.). The bump was really noticeable due to the location so I was glad to get rid of it. Before removal of the nodule the eye area is cleaned off, then you get anesthesia injected at the eye area where the bump is, then the fluid is extracted with a needle. It took about 20 minutes. Its very fast. The doctor sent the fluid to the lab for tests to be sure it's not cancerous. And they can tell from the tests if sarcoid caused the bump. The doctor gave me stitches so there would be no scarring. The stitches are removed 7 - 10 days later. You might have eye puffiness and redness of the skin, which I did. You have to apply eye ointment to keep away infection. I'm waiting for the results of the test...will let you know.

If the bumps are on the inside of the eye I'm not sure what they can do. I will try to remember to ask the eye doctor.

I did get the same type bump near my ankle, but it was not noticeable there, so I left it alone. It took about 3 months for it to go down on its own however. I'm hoping if I get another bump that it will be in a better place!

I had no itchiness or pain with my bump.There's usually irritation and tenderness with styes. With the sarcoid bumps there is none of the same symtoms according to my doctor.

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Wow thanks for the information! I hope everything is ok. I think it only hurts because of the location (inside my eye lid) But it actually doesn't hurt anymore. When the bump was forming it hurt. I'm holding off a bit to wait and see if it goes away on it's own. The bumps are small but considering they are inside your eye anything hurts LOL! Please let me know how you make out if you remember.
Jennifer

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These are common in Sarcoidosis, at least that is what my doctor tells me. He refers to them as cobblestones.
I hope that this helps.
Russell.

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Yes Russell this does help thank you. Cobblestones makes sense actually!
Jennifer

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