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Swellings and localised deformities of the eyes and eyelids

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Localised swellings around the eyes include:

  • styes
  • sebaceous cysts
  • meibomian cyst
  • sudorific cyst
  • dermoid cyst
  • papilloma
  • rodent ulcer
  • xanthelasma
  • pinguecula
  • pterygium
  • lacrimal gland and lacrimal sac

Distortions and displacements of the lids include:

  • entropion
  • ectropion
  • ptosis
  • epicanthic folds

Generalised swelling of the eyelids include:

  • proptosis
  • orbital cellulitis
  • carotico-cavernous fistula
  • dysthyroid exophthalmos

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