With what can eyelid tumours be confused?

Eyelid tumours can be confused with styes, small spots or red lumps that appear on the edge of the eyelid (on the inside and outside of the eyelid). 

The main difference is that styes are more acute –they appear and disappear in a few days and are intensely bothersome and painful–, whereas eyelid tumours are more silent. In other words, they have a slower evolution and often grow gradually, in most cases causing no pain whatsoever.
 

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