Eyelid growths are a common occurrence however they need to be treated if they become uncomfortable or cause vision problems.
There are 5 primary types of eyelid growths that you may experience.
Chalazion or Stye
A Stye or Chalazion is a blocked oil gland that is inflamed, red or tender. The first step to resolving a Chalazion is usually to apply eye drops or a warm compress to the affected area. However, is that does not work a surgical drainage may be required.
Epidermal Inclusion Cyst
Since the skin of your eyelids rub together when you blink, it is common for a benign cyst to form. If this happens, you may need a surgeon to remove and biopsy the cyst. Occasionally you may have a recurrent cyst that requires additional surgery.
A seborrheic keratosis is benign growth that may develop with age. These growths frequently appear to be “stuck on” your face, eyelids or body and may even look like you can just scratch them off! If you develop any then a surgeon can help remove them in a cosmetically favorable way.
It is common to develop skin tags on your face, eyelids and body as you age. If you develop skin tags, see a surgeon and they can preform a minor procedure to remove them.
Actinic Keratosis are being growths on eyelids that are a result of sun damage. After they are surgically removed, they will be sent to a lab to ensure that no cancerous cells have formed.