• What is this fluid-filled growth on my eye?


    I have noticed what appears to be a small growth at the medial canthus (corner) of left eye. It appears to be fluid filled, is not painful, and does not interfere with vision. I am a 60-year-old diabetic, with no retinopathy. What might this be?


    It is hard to say without an exam so please see an eye doctor nearby to be sure, as this can be any number of conditions. If it is fluid-filled then it is most likely not serious. A hydrocystoma is a common eyelid lesion that can be left untreated since it is usually harmless. If it is symptomatic, removal can be used to confirm a diagnosis. An eye doctor can tell whether this needs to be removed and examined.

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