• What is the risk in dealing with a cyst on newborn's eye?


    Question:

    My grandson is one day old and the pediatrician found a cyst on one of his eyes. They said something about lancing it or possible surgery. What is this and is it dangerous?


    Answer:

    Please take the child to an ophthalmologist at once—either a comprehensive ophthalmologist, a pediatric ophthalmologist, or an oculoplastics specialist. I cannot say what it is without seeing it or knowing more details, but the ophthalmologist will have more experience with this sort of thing than a pediatrician, in most cases.