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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 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: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years 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 or I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years 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.