- An ophthalmologist will ask questions about whether one has had any injury or previous eye problems or surgeries. Frequently, a history of similar symptoms is useful, so be sure to tell
an ophthalmologist if you have previously experienced them. One's eyelid and facial hygienic habits, along with any cosmetic usage, are also useful information for
- The eyes and eyelids will be examined, including the underside of the eyelid.
An ophthalmologist may use a slit lamp (a microscope-like device with a powerful light) to examine
- X-rays and blood work are not usually useful, unless
an ophthalmologist is concerned that an infection may have spread from the eyelid to
the eye socket. In this case, a CT scan of the eye socket may be required.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2015
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