- Your ophthalmologist will ask questions about whether you
have had any injury or previous eye problems or surgeries. Frequently, a
history of similar symptoms is useful, so be sure to tell your ophthalmologist
if you have previously experienced them. Your eyelid and facial hygienic
habits, along with any cosmetic usage, are also useful information for your
- Your eyes and eyelids will be examined, including the
underside of the eyelid. Your ophthalmologist may use a slit lamp (a
microscope-like device with a powerful light) to examine your eye.
- X-rays and blood work are not usually useful,
unless your ophthalmologist is concerned that an infection may have spread from your eyelid to your eye socket. In this case, a CT scan of the eye socket may be required.
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