A cyst that grows on the eye is a cellular-lined sac. It usually contains fluid but can form with solid material. The term conjunctival cyst refers to a growth that appears on the back of the eyelid. This can cause discomfort and even tearing or inflammation. Even if the condition seems minor at first, you should seek the advice of a medical professional. Your eye doctor can diagnose the problem and provide treatment options.
How to Drain a Conjunctival Cyst
Addressing a new problem as soon as possible is the best route to take, especially when it relates to your eyes. If you notice the signs of a conjunctival cyst, your ophthalmologist may choose to drain it. This is a quick surgical procedure that starts by numbing the area with drops and an injection.
Your doctor may then carefully cut the cyst open using a curette, or surgical blade, to remove contents. In other cases, the doctor may opt to lance the cyst. Afterward, the wound is cauterized, or burned, to seal the blood vessels.
What Happens After Draining a Conjunctival Cyst?
An antibiotic ointment may be prescribed after the procedure. This will be applied to prevent infection along with a patch to help control bleeding until the area heals. Keep your ophthalmologist updated if you notice any abnormalities or changes after draining.
Are you experiencing the symptoms of a conjunctival cyst? Contact Grosinger, Spigelman and Grey’s Southeast Michigan office today to schedule an appointment.
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