An eyelid cyst is also referred to as a chalazion, with symptoms that include a swelling or lump in the eyelid, inflammation and a heavy sensation in the eyelid, explains Moorfields Eye Hospital. The affected area may also feel tender and the eye may be watery.
In many cases, chalazions do not cause pain, but large cysts can cause vision disturbances, notes WebMD. The condition often resolves on its own within a few months. Home treatments for chalazions include applying hot compresses to the eye to encourage drainage and over-the-counter eye washes. It is important for individuals with eyelid cysts to avoid wearing contact lenses and eye makeup until the swelling completely heals.