I have just noticed a little (half a mm in diameter) white spot/cyst on the rim of my lower, right eyelid. I already have one that has been there for a year now and does not worry me. Should I be worried? What should I do about it?
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.
It is probably just a cyst and will do you no harm. A warm compress like a face flannel is the best treatment. Use it as a compress until it goes cool, and gently message the lid. There are lots of glands at the edge of your bottom and top lid, and they can easily get blocked. A warm compress and wiping the edge of the lids gently from the nose outwards once a day is a good idea if you are prone to this problem.