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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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A white spot underneath my dog's eye appeared about

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Hello, a white spot underneath my dog's eye appeared about 2 - 3 weeks ago. I noticed it got slightly bigger about a week or so ago, but stayed the same in colour. It has now remained the same in size.
It does not seem to irritate at all, or painful to touch. Her behaviour and eating patterns have not changed at all. I have photos I would like to show you.
I would like to know if it something I should be concerned about, or if I should by a cream for her? I have 'Johnsons antibacterial powder' for dogs.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'd very much like to see the photos. You can upload them to our conversation by using the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (not if you're using the chrome browser) or you can use an external app such as imgur.com or dropbox.com. I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

Here are the links:

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/nppxhlneow06l9z/AACZwyXNRwaoELSbOPZk1V_Za

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/88tda2m72kp303m/AADTh5HlxE2t-WoY_SvSbQs4a

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mm5qal46zdso17c/Coco.png?dl=0

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you! That "spot" represents a chalazion (a meibomian or tarsal gland cyst) resulting from obstruction to the drainage of an oily gland in the eyelid. It won't respond to conservative treatment. It's either curetted away or surgically excised. It's best to attend to these before they enlarge to the point that a surgery might maim the eyelid. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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