Eyelid Problem



Submitted by Myrto Geo. on Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:25
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?

I have hypothyroidism since I was born, so I take pills from the age of 13, when I was diagnosed with it. 

Do you use any eye drops?
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I used to wear contact lenses for about 5 years. I've stopped using them since October '19 and now only wear my eyeglasses. 





It's been 2 months now, that tiny, orange "bubbles" keep appearing on my right, upper eyelid margin, where we usually wear eye pencil (although I never put my eyeliner or pencil there, as it seems too close to the eye for my comfort).

The first one appeared on 26th of October '19, the next two on the first week of December, I got 6 of these bubbles during 23rd of December to 9th January 2020 and 3 of them this week.

They appear as tiny, transparent, orange bubbles with no apparent pus or discharge, that do not hurt and the eyelid skin around them appears a little red when they start forming and gets back to normal after a few hours. They keep getting bigger within a few hours, till they burst on their own (I never noticed anything coming out of them) and leave a little membranic debris (like skin tag of an opened pimple) that I either clean or goes away on its own.

All this process happens within 12 to 24 hours, and besides my eye feeling more wet or sometimes a feeling of a foreign object, they aren't that annoying. However, I get more and more anxious, as I stopped wearing lenses, make-up, (due to my new fear of anything going close to the eye), massage the lids and put warm compresses on them, but they keep appearing (I still do not use any cleanser).

I went to an ophthalmologist (unfortunately Ι had none of these when the appointment day arrived), he pressed my lids so he could see my gland orifices and he said that they work properly and he doesn't see any clogged one.

So, what are these things, and why do they keep coming back? I've also noticed that there are certain "pores" that they appear on more often (only 2 appeared on the right, lower lid, 2 months ago and the rest of them on my right, upper eyelid). 

Thanks in advance for your time and answer and sorry for the long text.




Thanks for your Question

These are small benign retention cysts of Moll's gland or Hidrocytoma. Moll's gland is a modified sweat gland that is found at the eyelid margin.

Observation for small hidrocytoma while needle puncture and simple excision can be done for persistent and large hidrocytoma.

The exact cause of hidrocytoma is unknown but sometimes overheat can be a risk factor. Contact Lenses have nothing to do with it.