Different tissue layers like fat, muscle, skin, and glands which surround the eyelids can give rise to cysts or lesions. Certain eyelid cysts are not clearly noticeable such as chalazion - a cyst arising from blocked oil gland, xanthelasma, sebaceous cyst or wart - from the deposit of cholesterol, and sweat gland cyst.
When you notice a lump on your eyelid, do well to see a doctor for examination since it could be a form of skin cancer sometimes.
Cysts on the eyelids can make the eyelids look saggy. It can also cause watery and reddish eyes, make you uncomfortable, and create an unsightly cosmetic look. Overall, eyelid cysts do not equal healthy or youthful eyes.
Lumps on the eyelids that don't disappear on their own or can lead to cancer need to be taken care of as soon as possible. This is where eyelid cyst removal surgery comes in; it's a treatment method that eliminates potentially dangerous lumps on the eyelid.
Here, we would be looking at lumps that may or may not be cancerous.
There are common eyelid cysts that usually disappear on their own after a few weeks or months, for instance, a chalazion. A chalazion can easily settle when you apply a warm compress over it more than once a day, however there are times when a hard lump develops on the eyelid from the chalazion which may cause discomfort and look and feel unpleasant.
Should this be the case, it is easy to take out the cyst by making an unobtrusive incision on the inner part of the eyelid.
Alternatively, the chalazion can be fixed with specific doses of steroid injections. This works in some cases.
There are some rare times that the chalazion could be infected; this is a condition known as cellulitis. When this occurs treatment with antibiotics is needed. Should there also be any pre-existing skin condition, including blepharitis, treatment should be sought.
A minor eyelid surgery can also be used to remove many benign cysts present on the skin.
Malignant lumps on the eyelid (able to cause cancer)
Often you will need to undergo a biopsy to find out what the cyst is and to arrange further treatment.
Should your doctor diagnose cancerous cells, then it needs to be treated by taking out the affected part entirely. A surgical reconstruction will take place after this to make the area look cosmetically appealing.
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Your face and eyelids will be thoroughly examined. They will be checked to confirm if you have eyelid laxity (the degree to which your eyelids are loose), dry eyes, and/or blepharitis, and any issues that might impact the surgical procedure. Fixing any pre-existing condition first and performing scans before surgery is necessary to give optimum results.
If you are sedated, you will feel relaxed and at ease, but you will be conscious enough to carry out instructions, if required.
In contrast, general anaesthesia will knock you out completely - total unconsciousness.
Should there be need to reconstruct your eyelid, the surgeon will either use a general anaesthetic or sedate you as the procedure takes more time.
For people who smoke, they will be asked to refrain from smoking six weeks before and then two weeks after the surgery. This is because smoking prolongs the healing time and brings about increased chances of complications. Should you be taking any non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medication such as aspirin or voltarol, your surgeon will tell you when to stop or lower the dose you are taking.
If you are on any medications to treat a heart or lung disease, your surgeon will speak with your cardiologist to agree on which medication you should or should not be taking anymore.
Many non-malignant skin cysts surgeries are not complex. Should you need your eyelid to be reconstructed, your recovery may take more time. During the first seven days post reconstructive eyelid operation, the swelling will ease up when you sleep in a semi-upright position using a lot of pillows to support your head. Eye shields will be given to you to keep the wounds in your eyes covered and protected at night during sleep.
Cost to excise (remove) eyelid lesions: £550
At Optimal Vision, we offer a 0%interest finance option which allows you to spread the cost of a surgery over a 12 month period.
However, an initial 10% deposit is to be paid, and the remaining fee spread over either 6, 10 or 12 months depending on which is convenient for you at a 0%interest rate.
Contact us to learn more about our convenient system of payment and how it can help you.
Should you like to know more about the various surgery options for eyelid cyst removal, please feel free to call and book an appointment.
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