Eyelid glands secrete a fluid that lubricates the eye. Sometimes one of those glands becomes inflamed. When that happens, a small fluid-filled bump called a cyst, or chalazion, can form on the upper or lower part of the eyelid. Sometimes it will just disappear, and other times it will enlarge and affect vision, according to eyecentergroup.com. Some cysts are easy to treat it home, while some cases require medical attention.
Things You'll Need
- Hot compress
Apply a warm compress on the cyst. This will help it begin to heal and circulate blood to the inflamed gland.
Consult a doctor, who may prescribe an antibiotic. In some cases, a cyst will enlarge and put pressure on the cornea, which may impair your vision. Antibiotic drops or ointments can heal the inflammation and get rid of the cyst.
Ask your doctor about surgery. If the cyst continues to be a problem, the cyst can be surgically removed.