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What are the treatments for eye cysts?

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Treating eye cysts involves eye compresses and the use of antibiotics. Surgery may be required to remove the cyst if it lasts for weeks or if other symptoms appear. With the right management, eye cysts usually clear up in several weeks, as stated by WebMD.

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Cysts should not be popped, however, the eyelid should be massaged several times a day. Eye compresses need to be done for 15 minutes two to four times a day. This helps relieve any swelling. If the cysts are caused by bacteria, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics in the form of ointment or eye drops.

During a surgical operation, a small incision is made in the cyst and the contents removed. No stitches are required for this surgery, and scarring is normally not a concern.

Eye cysts occur when the oil in the gland becomes to heavy to drift out of the gland. The oil leads to blockage in the gland, but the gland continues to produce more oil. This oil builds up in the gland, resulting in the eyelid swelling. After a while, the gland ruptures, and its contents pour out into the eyelid leading to inflammation and the cyst.

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