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Eye Surgery .casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2013 posts
Jan 3rd '17

About 6 weeks ago, these weird lumps started growing in DS2s eye. The doctors didn't know what it was and give him an antibiotic drop to try. They still kept growing so he was referred to the eye hospital to see someone that day. It was an after hours doctor, he clearly just wanted to go home and had no idea what it was. He said it was a stye, which I knew very well it wasn't, and give him some different drops, that burnt his eye and left it red raw. I stopped using the drops because I could tell how much they were hurting his eye. We had a follow up appointment at a different clinic, with a proper eye doctor who wasn't rushed. He had a proper look and knew exactly what it was. He said it's a granuloma, usually caused by trauma (not his birth, I asked). He hasn't had any trauma to his eye other than that, so I have no idea what it could be. He said a cyst could have popped under his eye, and left scar tissue in his eye, which is the lumps. He said it can take a few months to go away in a child his age, but as they're no longer shrinking, probably won't go away at all, and he'll have to have them surgically removed. But they won't  put him under for surgery for it until he is 2. They're going to see him in may just after he turns 2 and remove them then.
has anyone else or anyone else's kids experienced this? Terrified at the thought of my little guy being put to sleep, and even more terrified at the thought of them cutting something out of his eye!

Awkward 5 kids; 2 angel babies; St Cloud, MN, United States 4642 posts
Jan 3rd '17

I'm sorry you are going through this! I know it isn't the same thing but my nephew was born with his eyelashes on the wrong part of his eye lid. They were constantly scratching his eye.He had to have to surgeries to correct it and may need another as he grows and matures.
It was really scary to put him under but he was just fine and he is much happier now! 

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
Jan 3rd '17

I had it on the inside of my top eyelid when I was 15. It was a simple surgical procedure after which I was allowed to go home. They didn't put me under or anything, but I was a teenager and could follow directions (sitting still, keeping eyes open, etc). I would assume he'd have to be put under. They can go away on their own. I don't think it's anything that can affect his sight or eye in general. 

SpidermansMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ohio 6866 posts
Jan 3rd '17

I'm glad you got answers (and I was right about what it was, LOL).

No experience with eye surgery, but I would think with something like that it would be a fairly simple, straightforward surgery. The biggest risk will be with the anesthesia, I would think. I'm sure he'll come through it just fine, though. 

.casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2013 posts
Jan 3rd '17

Quoting SpidermansMommy:
I'm glad you got answers (and I was right about what it was, LOL).

No experience with eye surgery, but I would think with something like that it would be a fairly simple, straightforward surgery. The biggest risk will be with the anesthesia, I would think. I'm sure he'll come through it just fine, though. 


I kinda smiled when he said it because that's what you'd said it was lol it was bigger than I though it was. He pulled his eyelid right down and quite a few lumps popped out. A lot happier with today's appointment than I was last time! I'm still hoping they'll go on their own

.casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2013 posts
Jan 3rd '17

Quoting lamb_nodules:
I had it on the inside of my top eyelid when I was 15. It was a simple surgical procedure after which I was allowed to go home. They didn't put me under or anything, but I was a teenager and could follow directions (sitting still, keeping eyes open, etc). I would assume he'd have to be put under. They can go away on their own. I don't think it's anything that can affect his sight or eye in general. 


Yeah there's no chance he'd sit still for them to do it, which is obviously why they'd put him under. TBH, I'm not sure I'd be able to either with someone poking in my eye haha I think it's just the fact it's my little boy more than the actual procedure that worries me

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10690 posts
Jan 3rd '17

I'm glad you got some answers! 

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48316 posts
status Jan 3rd '17

I'm so glad to see you got some answers! I don't have experience with this but wish you guys good luck! Hopefully a quick procedure!

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
Jan 3rd '17

Quoting .casper.:

Yeah there's no chance he'd sit still for them to do it, which is obviously why they'd put him under. TBH, I'm not sure I'd be able to either with someone poking in my eye haha I think it's just the fact it's my little boy more than the actual procedure that worries me


Of course! It wasn't pleasant, I had to sit there and not blink while they inverted my eyelid by the eyelashes and then cut the inside of it with a scalpel. It was uncomfortable, but that's all. (I wear contacts, so I have no issues with things in my eyes, haha. DH otoh can't even watch me put my contacts in, it freaks him out.) It didn't take long, so he shouldn't be out of it for too long. I can't imagine it lasting over half an hour tbh. Good luck. 

.casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2013 posts
Jan 3rd '17

Quoting lamb_nodules:

Of course! It wasn't pleasant, I had to sit there and not blink while they inverted my eyelid by the eyelashes and then cut the inside of it with a scalpel. It was uncomfortable, but that's all. (I wear contacts, so I have no issues with things in my eyes, haha. DH otoh can't even watch me put my contacts in, it freaks him out.) It didn't take long, so he shouldn't be out of it for too long. I can't imagine it lasting over half an hour tbh. Good luck. 


I'm with your DH lol contacts freak me out too!
thank you! Did you ever get any more after having the surgery? Or is that it, gone for good?

.casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2013 posts
Jan 3rd '17

Quoting ♧♧♧:
I'm so glad to see you got some answers! I don't have experience with this but wish you guys good luck! Hopefully a quick procedure!


Thank you!

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
Jan 3rd '17

Quoting .casper.:

I'm with your DH lol contacts freak me out too!
thank you! Did you ever get any more after having the surgery? Or is that it, gone for good?


Nope, none so far. It's been 16 years, so I guess that was that.