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Question:
I have a tiny transparent bubble on the rim of my lower eye lid. What is this and why does it occur?  

Answer:
This is most likely a skin cyst on the eyelid or a cyst of one of the oil glands of the eyelid. However, it is impossible to tell without an examination by an ophthalmologist. Even he/she may need a biopsy (removing the cyst) to tell you exactly what it is. Your ophthalmologist can tell you whether it needs to be removed or not and tell you what it is.

Answered by: Ivan Schwab, MD Dr. Ivan Schwab

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Oct 26, 2012

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