White Bump Inside Eyelid

Last updated on June 7th, 2017 at 07:11 pm

A variety of types of bumps can develop on the within the eye. More often that not, the bumps are benign and not cause for alarm. The most typical bumps are styes, but these irritated oil glands are red in color and rather tender to the touch. A white bump, on the other hand, is normally a sign of an obstructed gland or cystic sore.

White Bump Inside Lower Eyelid

Medical diagnosis

Treatment choices for bumps on the inside of the eye are affected by the reason for the sore, so it’s best to consult a doctor or eye doctor. The majority of doctor can diagnosis a bump from its look. No special tests are usually required, ensures the National Institutes of Health.


White Bump Inside Eyelid


One potential cause for the white bump is a blockage in the duct to a meibomian gland, resulting in what’s called a chalazion. The meibomian glands produce fluid to oil the eye, but can become clogged from time to time. When fluid is unable to leave from one of these glands near the eyelashes, it can develop and lead to swelling. Like styes, these bumps go away by themselves. However, you can motivate drainage and ease tenderness by using a warm compress on the impacted eye for 10 to \ -15 minutes a minimum of 4 times a day, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Also read: Bump on Eyeball (Pinguecula)

Addition Cyst

Additions cysts can also develop on the inside of the eye, especially when affecting the conjunctiva, which is the thin membrane along the inner surface of the eyelid. These bumps result from epidermal cells multiplying within a little area up until they form a white, pain-free mass on the within the eye. Medical professionals can pierce these cysts with a needle or excise them from the skin.

See also: Eyelid Cyst: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Sudoriferous Cyst

If the white bump isn’t really an inclusion cyst pr chalazion, it might be a sudoriferous cyst, which is the outcome of a blocked sweat gland along the eyelid. These blister-like sores are filled with fluid, however shouldn’t be punctured like an inclusion cyst. They’ll repeat without surgical excision.


Though most bumps on the within the eye are benign, you ought to pay very close attention to any sore that distorts the contour of the eyelid or disrupts the lashes, describes David R. Jordan, an ophthalmologist and orbital and lacrimal surgeon. These might be indications of malignancy. Reoccurrence after removal of a lesion might also indicate malignancy.

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Comments: 9
  1. Derek Owens

    I’ve had this little bump on my eyelid (right on the hairline where lashes start) for a couple of months now and it has not disappeared. In the beginning I believed it was a sty (which I’ve never ever had before either), however the bump is not red/swollen or infected. It literally appears like a tough whitehead, and it is hardly obvious unless you get up close.

    I’ve thought of aiming to squeeze it but it’s very difficult and doesn’t look like it would budge.

    1. Tals

      I have them a lot. They are sometimes big enough to irritate the eye when blinking. I scrape them off with my finger nail and squeeze. They are quite tough and it takes a few goes. Always make sure hands are washed and never use a foreign object. I’ve never been to the doctor about them though. If I don’t pop them, the irritation can lead to headaches. Good luck with yours.Maybe see a doctor.

    2. Erika

      I have had the exact same problem, and I don’t know whether I should worry about it or not. For me, it hurts when I blink or close my eyes and literally looks like a small white mass on the rim of my inner eyelid. In the past, they have gone away, so my advice is to leave it alone unless it gets red or swollen.

  2. Michael Jump

    I have always had these on my eyes for as long as I can remember. If you let them go it can be very irritating and cause blurry vision atleast in my cases. What I find to help is i use a sterile pair of tweezers and just scrap the bump until it pops and drains. I am however very careful to not poke my eyeball seeing as i only have 1. Again this is just what I do. I keep my nails short so I cant use that to pop um.

  3. Grace

    I’ve had a little clear bump on my inner eyelid near the lash line for a couple of months now and it’s just started to get irritated. I don’t know if I should go to the doctor of just let it be. Has anyone had anything similar and what should I do?

    1. Martha Martinez

      I’ve had some on my eye I went to the Dr they said it’Lloyd go away on its own & it’ll went away about 1 & a half years & I recently just got it again & doctors say the same thing

  4. MJ Harrison

    I have a bump on my upper inner eyelid (exactly like the picture at the top of this page). My eye has felt irritated for about 2 months now, as if there is something in it. Occasionally, it will twitch for a few minutes and then stop. I’ve tried artificial tears as well as drops and gel for dry eyes. The only thing that seems to lessen the irritation is sleep. When my eyes are closed, there isn’t any irritation at all. Just wondering WHAT it is and if I should be worried, or if I should try something new to help heal it. It gets bad when I’m driving and my eye feels so irritated that I can’t see out of it. Help!

    1. Reyus Mammadli (Eyexan Team Leader)

      Thank you for information. We advise you to visit an eye doctor to have proper diagnosis and after that get right treatment.

  5. Johnny Steele

    My dog got one of these and it never went away, now I have what looks like the same thing. Should I crush it to death?

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