Why do I get cysts on my eyelids?
A chalazion (or meibomian cyst) is a small lump or swelling in the eyelid, containing fluid or semi-solid material.
It is a fairly common condition and is caused by a blockage in one of the small glands in the eyelid, called the meibomian gland.
Often, the blocked gland becomes inflamed or infected..
What does an eye cyst look like?
It’s a small, painful lump that can pop up inside or outside your eyelid. It may look like a pimple at the base of your eyelashes. Styes under the eyelid may be less noticeable at first. But both can make your eyelid red, swollen, and tender to the touch.
What happens if a chalazion is left untreated?
If left untreated, most chalazion should eventually heal by themselves, but this may take many months and could cause infections, discomfort and affect your child’s vision during this time.
How do you get rid of a cyst on your eyelid?
Eyelid cyst removal is usually performed using local anaesthetic and takes about 20 minutes. Your surgeon will numb the area in and around your eye. They will turn your eyelid inside out and then cut or scrape the cyst away using tiny instruments. They will wash the area with saline (salt) solution.
How long does it take for a cyst on your eyelid to go away?
A sty usually goes away in a week or two. Chalazions generally take longer, disappearing after a month or more. Warm compresses can help both styes and chalazions go away sooner.
Will an eyelid cyst go away on its own?
Styes and chalazia are lumps in or along the edge of an eyelid. They may be painful or annoying, but they are rarely serious. Most will go away on their own without treatment.