First, the good news is that eyelid lumps and bumps are almost always easily treated. These growths typically occur gradually, and can be treated as soon as you start to notice them. The most common types of eyelid lumps are styes (also called chalazion).
Styes tend to form on the edge of an eyelid and can appear on either the upper or lower lid. At first, they may look like a small pimple, but can continue to grow if the inflammation spreads. In many cases, your stye can go away on its own. But if it persists, you may need treatment to avoid the symptoms that come along with a stye. This type of growth tends to occur in the eyelid’s oil gland.
In rarer cases, eyelid skin cancer may appear as a bump as well. This is why we recommend visiting an eyelid specialist for any bumps, so you can get an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment. Eyelid skin cancer is also easily treatable when caught early on.