• Will my baby’s conjunctival cyst go away on its own?


    Question:

    My baby has a conjunctival cyst. It isn’t hurting him and seems to have no symptoms. Will this resolve on its own or will he need treatment to have it removed?


    Answer:

    Conjunctival cysts are fluid filled sacs on the surface of the eye. These do go away on their own sometimes, but can be safely left alone so long as it’s not causing any symptoms. A pediatric ophthalmologist should examine your baby's eye to confirm that this lesion is a conjunctival cyst and that it is not causing any inflammation or dryness.

    Since removal of the cyst for a baby requires a trip to the operating room, this would only be needed in rare cases. For example, if the cyst became so large that it prevented the eyelid from closing.


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