Conjunctival cysts form on the conjunctiva of the eye and are of two types – retention cyst and inclusion cysts although they are often grouped into the same diagnosis.
- Often described by patients as a blister or water filled blister on front of eye
- Can cause mild discomfort and increased tearing
- Often asymptomatic
- Retention cysts usually stem from a blocked duct which allows the build up of secretions from glands within the eye
- Inclusion cysts are normally linked to a piece of epithelium from the conjunctiva folded over into the conjunctiva beneath it which then fills with serous fluid.
- Usually none- they can self-resolve
- Topical lubricant
- Rarely referral for surgical intervention