2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
4 Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors
Part I: Ophthalmic Pathology
Chapter 13: Eyelids
See BCSC Section 7, Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery, for further information on the entities discussed in the following subsections.
Epidermoid cysts, also called epidermal inclusion cysts, are common in the eyelids. They may arise spontaneously or as a result of the entrapment of epidermis beneath the skin surface following surgery or trauma. Epidermoid cysts are lined with keratinized stratified squamous epithelium and contain keratin (Fig 13-10).
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 4 - Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.