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Eyelid inclusion cyst (Photo)

epithlial inclusion cyst of the eyelid
This photograph shows an epithelial inclusion cyst of the lower eyelid. This is a benign lesion filled with keratin material, giving the lesion a yellow-cast. It was treated by simple excision and expression of the inner contents at the slit-lamp.

To get a better idea what this bump looks like, you may want to watch our epithelial inclusion cyst video.



21 Comments



my wife has these on both eyes at least ten in all. she goes and has them drained every two or three months



Comment by david keith — January 14, 2008



i have a small white spot on my upper eyelid docton says it is a cyst but not what kind it is
I does get very itchy any ideas



Comment by Margaret — January 21, 2008



Margaret, I can’t comment on your cyst (not being able to see it personally) but make sure that your eye doctor takes a look at the area to make sure it’s nothing more dangerous. I don’t usually think of inclusion cysts as being “itchy,” but they are raised and this can be a cause of discomfort. If you have new itching, scaling, crusting, or bleeding of the area, then you need to be reevaluated by an md. Thanks for commenting!



Comment by admin — January 21, 2008



I have had several of this type of cyst and they have aways been itchy and uncomfortable.



Comment by Josie — February 11, 2008



I have one of these cysts and it is some times itchy but I have had it for years now. I thought it was caused by stress. It looks just like the picture but it is slightly lower down on my eye.



Comment by Emma — June 15, 2008



I have a similar one as the pic, it´s just located right above my eyelashes, not even close to the eye itself. Is there a technique to remove it without going to the doctor?

Editors Comment: I wouldn’t recommend it. While most of these lesions are simple keratin inclusion cysts that can be “drained” by slicing with a needle, you might want a doctor to check to make sure nothing looks malignant.



Comment by Henri — June 28, 2008



I have a small white cyst on my bottom eyelid, more in the center. It does not bother me at all, but my eye doctor recommends draining it. I am concerned about any procedure done around my eyes, especially when it may not be necessary. Any thoughts or questions I should ask my doctor as to why he suggests this procedure? Thanks.



Comment by Kevin — February 13, 2009



I HAVE A (LEMON SEED SIZE) BOMP UNDERNEATH MY LOWER EYELID. IT IS NOT FESTERED, JUST KIND OF BETWEEN THE SKIN. I HAVE BEEN ON ANTIBIOTIC EYE DROPS FOR 2WEEKS AND IT REMAINS THE SAME. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT IT MAY BE OR HOW TO TREAT IT/ SHOULD IT BE REMOVED?
THANK YOU,
MARYLEE



Comment by MARYLEE BASORE — February 25, 2009



I have one of these cysts in the same spot as the photo. The opthamologist recommended local anesthethic and cutting it out, not just draining it as it might come back. Would you agree with that?



Comment by JD — October 8, 2009



I had 2 of these removed from my right eyelid last year and am having 2 more removed Dec. 7 from my left eyelid. It was done by an eye surgeon and I had no trouble. He numbed it and I did not feel anything. For about a week you have to keep an antibiotic ointment on it, but I healed nicely. None has come back that I had removed. Nothing to worry about.



Comment by Bonita Parrish — November 17, 2009



I HAVE A CYST ON MY LEFT LOWER EYE-LID ,AND I’m KINDA OF SCARED TO GO TO THE DOCTORS TO GET IT REMOVED. I DNT REALly GET ALONG WITH NEEDLES.BUT I REALLY WANT TO GET IT REMOVE AND BACK TO MY GORGEOUS SELF.



Comment by SAMANTHA — December 6, 2009



Every now and then I have a small white bump that will pop up on one or both eyelids then go away that same day. They only hurt when I touch them and are very irritating. Could these be cysts???



Comment by Diamond — August 27, 2010



i went to the opthamologist and they said i have a epithelial inclustion cyst. i am meeting w/ surgeon next week.
i wonder if my insurance will cover this. doc today said its cosmetic surgery.



Comment by reds — May 3, 2011



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I have had a cyst on the bottom of my left eyelid for sometime. I went to eye specialist twice. She drained it. There is still a lot of redness and just a little lower than the lid there is a tiny – like a little pimple under the skin. It has been at least 3 months since she drained it.



Comment by phyllis — October 11, 2011



I just recently got a little tiny white bump under my left eye near my tear duct, it has only been there for a day or so and is causing a bit of irritation. The thing is that its causing a bit of swelling on the skin on my face near it. is that normal?



Comment by Beth — December 31, 2011



I have a white spot in the corner of my eye. I am dying to pop it. How would I do it?



Comment by Sharon — January 10, 2012



I have a clear tiny spot in the corner of my eye, it sometimes grows hard, it looks like a tear drop, I asked my Optician if I could get it removed, he said they will not do anything about it as it is on the tear duct, it gets really itchy at times. In my younger days I took a lot of styes, and some developed into cysts, I had a few of them removed from the hospital long ago, what do you think this clear one is and can it be removed, I feel like pricking it with a needle, as it does annoy me.



Comment by Frances Allison — February 27, 2012



A family member has something that looks very like this on the lower eyelid. I was afraid it might be basal cell carcinoma. Glad to see something less serious that it could be.



Comment by Judy — September 30, 2012



An opthalmologist told my husband he thought it would be risky to remove his cyst (which looks exactly like the one in the photo)because it might scar his tear duct closed and cause dry eye. Now he seems to be stuck with the cyst, which is cosmetically unfortunate.



Comment by Judy — December 14, 2012



I have a small cyst on my lower eyelid. It itches and is very irritating to me. Itis also growing now. Do I go to my Opto Doctor or mt Dermotologist? This needs to be removed. Thanks, Rebecca



Comment by Rebecca Nostrant — May 21, 2013




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