Eyelid lesions and cysts removal

Conditions that cause cysts and lesions of the eyelid may be benign but occasionally can have a more harmful diagnosis. Patients with eyelid abnormalities should go to the see their GP in the first instance.  If the condition requires further attention, your GP will refer you onto a Consultant Ophthalmologist who will determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

There are many forms of eyelid cysts. Most types will go away on their own over time, while others require antibiotics or surgical treatment.

Symptoms include:

  • Lumps on eyelids or around eyes
  • Redness
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Discoloration
  • Discharge
  • Eye crust
  • Pain
  • Discomfort when blinking
  • Itchiness

If you begin having any of these symptoms, try your best not to touch or rub your eyes. Eyelid cysts can be caused by bacteria transferred to the eyes from the hands or other utensils (such as make up brushes) that come into contact with the eyes.

There are many different types or forms of eyelid cysts, including:

  • Styes
  • Chalazions
  • Sweet Gland Cysts
  • Keratosis
  • Inclusion Cysts
  • Nevus