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What causes caruncle in the eyes?

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Answered by

Dr. Muhammad Zargham Ali Malik

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 22, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have something white in the inner corner of my eye. It appeared about two weeks ago, but it is not itchy, with no swelling and no pus coming out of it. My eyes do get tired and dry quite often. Can you tell me what it could be? I am going to attach a photo, too. Thank you.


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I have gone through the attached image (attchment removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems to be a small mass in the caruncle of the eye. If it is irritating, it can be removed. Do hot compresses and use Fucithalmic (antibiotic) eye gel. If it is still there, then better to be excised. Thank you.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for your answer.

Why did it appear there, and does it have a name?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

If it is painful, then it is carunculated. If painless, then most probably, it is a cyst at the caruncle. Causes may be infection and dryness. Thank you.

Treatment plan

Give hot compresses with Fucithalmic (antibiotic) eye gel.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Muhammad Zargham Ali Malik

Dr. Muhammad Zargham Ali Malik

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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