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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have a meibomium cyst on my lower eyelid. Dr said it should go in couple of months. 9 months later and I still have it, what should I do?

I have a meibomium cyst on my lower eyelid. Dr said it should go in couple of months. 9 months later and I still have it, what should I do?

Open and drain: If it is bothering you it can be opened and drained or removed in a five minute office procedure. Otherwise there is no harm in leaving it alone. I assume you have used hot compresses four times daily as well as a mild antibiotic drop at acute onset already. If not, that is still worth a one week trial. ...Read more

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Pain in lower eyelid cuz of eye cyst?

Pain in lower eyelid cuz of eye cyst?

Probably Stye: If this occurred rather suddenly, it probably is a stye, which is a blocked oil gland of the eyelid. It can become secondarily infected and can spread to adjacent tissues leading to cellulitis. Most of these styes respond to very warm compresses 3-4 times/day for 10' followed by gentle massage with a washcloth containing a small amount of baby shampoo. After a week, the stye should nearly resolve. ...Read more

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Chance of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in 29yr old w/flesh like cyst on the lower eyelid (on the inside)that appeared 5 wks ago after a stye was in its place?

Chance of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in 29yr old w/flesh like cyst on the lower eyelid (on the inside)that appeared 5 wks ago after a stye was in its place?

Why Merkel cell Carc: Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm. It is rarely suspected clinically unless it has a characteristic pink fleshy appearance of a Nodule which is growing pretty fast. Biopsy is the final proof. Without Biopsy it is hard to be sure about. So get it removed and you will find the answer, . The cancer would be unusual in a young person as this is a cancer mostly of the of the older people (>70 year) ...Read more

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What're the problems surrounding a lower eyelid lift?

What're the problems surrounding a lower eyelid lift?

Generally Safe: Main concerns relate to under-correction (not enough fat/skin removed or muscle not tightened adequately) or over-correction (too much fat/skin removed). The result may be less improvement than desired with under-correction versus hollowing, rounding or a pulled-down appearance with over-correction.

Much more serious problems such as muscle injury or vision loss are very rare, fortunately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bump under my lower eyelid, what can it be?

What to do if I have a bump under my lower eyelid, what can it be?

Chalazion cyst: Could be a blocked pore in the skin of the eyelid known as a chalazion cyst. Warm compresses are usually all that is required. No medications needed. If it gets very red and swollen then sometimes oral antibiotics are indicated. ...Read more

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If its advisable to have both upper and lower eyelid lift together?

If its advisable to have both upper and lower eyelid lift together?

Common: If you do not have dry eyes then both upper and lower lids can be treated with surgery at the same time. ...Read more

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I have a redness in my inside lower eyelid and please suggest me possible solution?

Any mass or lumps?: If so use moist heat, wet cloth., over the area for 10 minutes and repeat 3-4 times a day. If concerned please have this examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small little bump on my lower eyelid and wanted removed help?

What to do if I have a small little bump on my lower eyelid and wanted removed help?

Make an appointment: With an ophthalmologist (eye md) to have it removed. ...Read more

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Have hardness left in lower eyelid after large chalazion removed fairly sure it not still there as no gunk coming out any way of removing it please?

Have hardness left in lower eyelid after large chalazion removed fairly sure it not still there as no gunk coming out any way of removing it please?

See eye doctor: It may still be there but walled off and no longer draining and may have to be opened again. Use warm compress four times a day for 10 minutes and make appointment to see your eye doc to see if it needs topical, oral, or surgical correction. ...Read more

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Had a little bump in lower eyelid since one year. I try everything but it don't go itself. I don't want to get it surgically removed. Plz help. Thanks?

Had a little bump in lower eyelid since one year. I try everything but it don't go itself. I don't want to get it surgically removed. Plz help. Thanks?

Difficult to say: It is difficult to diagnose you without seeing the lesion in person. You may have a hordeolum or chalazion which sometimes respond to antibiotic therapy. A papilloma is also a possibility - these sometimes require surgical excision ...Read more

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Why do I always boil on my lower eyelid?

Why do I always boil on my lower eyelid?

Blockage?: You may have a blocked duct or pore that makes the area susceptible to boil/stye formation. ...Read more

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What should I do for pimples in lower eyelid?

What should I do for pimples in lower eyelid?

Lower eyelid pimples: I would try daily facial cleansing, warm compresses with ocusoft lid scrubs, and omega-3 fatty avid supplementation. If persistent symptoms, you mat need other prescription therapies. ...Read more

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What causes my lower eyelid drooping?

What causes my lower eyelid drooping?

Many causes: Conciderring your young age, the droop of the lower eyelid could be related to a systemic problem like thyroid dysfunction or a genetic disposition. I suggest to have an exam by your ophthalmologist to determine the cause and rule out systemic or more serious problems. ...Read more

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What can cause a hole on your lower eyelid?

What can cause a hole on your lower eyelid?

Hole Lower Eyelid: Send a photo: could be infection, cancer; unlikely to be stye or chalazia. ...Read more

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What to do about a growth on the lower eyelid?

What to do about a growth on the lower eyelid?

Get checked: Most of these are benign but only an ophthalmologist examining you will be able to say for sure. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my lower eyelid n I'm not sure what it is?

I have a knot on my lower eyelid n I'm not sure what it is?

A stye in your eye: Probably a stye... A bit like a pimple in our on the eyelid. Many can be treated by your family doctor with warm compresses and antibiotic eye drops. Some need to be drained and removed, usually by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How much does lower eyelid surgery cost?

How much does lower eyelid surgery cost?

Varies: Really depends on geographic market, type of surgical approach, type of anesthesia and choice of facility. Surgeons fees will vary ranging from a lower figure for a simple "skin pinch" lower eyelid lift to a higher figure for an external approach lower eyelid lift or a complex reconstruction of the lower eyelid. Remember this is a very delicate operation... ...Read more

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How did you feel right after lower eyelid surgery?

How did you feel right after lower eyelid surgery?

Swollen: Swelling and bruising is common, which lasts about 7-14 days.

Generally there is not much pain associated.

Discuss with your surgeon for details. ...Read more

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I have little yellow balls inside my lower eyelid!?

I have little yellow balls inside my lower eyelid!?

No big deal.: The yellow balls probably represent trapped glandular secretion and are benign. If they swell and become palpable or symptomatic they can be removed in an office setting. ...Read more

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What could the blackhead like dot on my lower eyelid be?

What could the blackhead like dot on my lower eyelid be?

Blackhead: You have probably made your own diagnosis. The dot may be a plugged oil gland called an open comedone. It might also be a small mole or freckle like lesion called a lentigo. If it's growing, it needs to be checked by a skin specialist to be sure it's not an early melanoma. ...Read more

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My lower eyelid is red and puffy but there is no pain or itching?

My lower eyelid is red and puffy but there is no pain or itching?

Many causes: A red and puffy lid could be infected, inflamed, irritated, allergic, blepharitis, etc. If not improving, should be evaluated in the office. ...Read more

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My stye on my lower eyelid popped today, how long will it take to heal?

My stye on my lower eyelid popped today, how long will it take to heal?

Rapid healing: If a stye "pops" then the infected contents are released and healing can start. You can accelerate this by applying very warm compresses for 4-5 minutes about 5 times per day. This can heal the stye, sometimes in several days. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small white bump under my lower eyelid. What could it be?

What to do if I have a small white bump under my lower eyelid. What could it be?

Depends: The truth is it can be many things without actually seeing it. It can be a chalazion, xanthelasma, pimple, milia, stye, amelanotic melanoma, papilloma, molluscum contagiosum, progenic granuloma, and other things. This app won't give me enough space to give a larger detailed answer. I suggest you see an eye doctor. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have a bump on my lower eyelid near the place where tears come from what is it is it safe

I have a bump on my lower eyelid near the place where tears come from what is it is it safe

This: This may be a chalazion or hordeolum. If red and painful it likely represents the a localized infection of and oil gland within the eyelid (hordeolum). Some people call each of these conditions "styes."

you can use warm compresses to help for spontaneous resolution. If this does not do the trick, a trip to your eye doctor may be in order. Courses of medications or incisional surgery can help.

There can also be other growths on or near the eyelid - most are benign. Your eye doctor would have the benefit of having magnification (slit lamp exam) when evaluating these lesions. ...Read more