Concretions are small white or yellowish dots, usually less than 1mm in diameter, commonly seen on the undersides of the eyelids. They contain cell debris and calcium. They may be the result of past inflammation. Occasionally they cause irritation or the feeling that there is something in the eye. They can be present under the upper or lower lid or both.
If concretions are causing symptoms (such as a scratchy, sore eye) , our Optometrist may offer to remove them. After numbing the eye surface with an anaesthetic drop, the concretions can be removed without discomfort.