Most eyelid bumps and lumps are harmless, but there’s no surefire way to know that without having a doctor check them out. In this post, Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute offers a basic primer of the most common types of eyelid bumps; he also explains when to have a lump or bump checked out by an eye doctor.
Denver Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michael McCracken commonly treats a condition known as ptosis, or eyelid drooping. Ptosis can affect one or both eyes and may block or greatly reduce vision. Ptosis is common in seniors, because the natural aging process causes the muscles that lift and lower the eyelid to relax and stretch. However, not all cases of ptosis are age-related. Sometimes ptosis can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as the following: