Sebaceous gland on the eyelid is a condition that usually occurs on the eyelid and causes aesthetic discomfort. This condition can be seen in all age groups and is mostly harmless. Sebaceous gland formation on the eyelid can occur for various reasons and mostly does not need to be treated. However, in some cases, it is important to consult a doctor and apply appropriate treatment methods. In this article we have written for you, we will try to answer all the questions about sebaceous glands in the eyelid.
- What Is A Sebaceous Gland In The Eyelid?
- Is A Sebaceous Gland On The Eyelid Contagious?
- Why Does Sebaceous Gland On The Eyelid Occur?
- What Are The symptoms Of Sebaceous Gland On The Eyelid?
- How is the Diagnosis of Sebaceous Gland on the Eyelid?
- How to Treat Sebaceous Gland on the Eyelid?
- Does the Sebaceous Gland on the Eyelid Turn into Skin Cancer?
- Sebaceous Gland Treatment Prices in Turkey
What Is A Sebaceous Gland In The Eyelid?
An eyelid sebaceous gland is defined as a round and hard mass, usually white or yellow in color, formed as a result of blockage of the sebaceous glands in the eyelid. This condition can occur on the inside or outside of the eyelid and is usually painless. A sebaceous gland in the eyelid may be medically referred to as a “chalazion” or “lipoma”. Chalazion occurs as a result of blockage of the sebaceous glands inside the eyelid, while lipoma occurs as a result of abnormal accumulation of fat cells.
Is A Sebaceous Gland On The Eyelid Contagious?
The sebaceous gland on the eyelid is usually not contagious. However, if the sebaceous gland is caused by infection, there is a risk of spreading this infection. Therefore, it is important not to squeeze the sebaceous gland on the eyelid and keep the infected area clean and dry. If there are signs of infection such as pain, redness and swelling in the eyelid, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
Why Does Sebaceous Gland On The Eyelid Occur?
There are various causes of sebaceous gland formation in the eyelid. These reasons include blockage of the sebaceous glands in the eyelid, hormonal changes, genetic factors, allergic reactions, inflammation in the eyelid and traumas in the eyelid. In addition, some skin diseases and eye infections can also cause sebaceous gland formation in the eyelid. To prevent the formation of sebaceous glands in the eyelid, it is important to pay attention to eye hygiene, take precautions against allergens and avoid traumas that can damage the eyelid.
What Are The symptoms Of Sebaceous Gland On The Eyelid?
Symptoms of sebaceous gland in the eyelid are as follows;
- The sebaceous gland can cause a significant swelling of the eyelid. This swelling can occur inside or outside the eyelid and usually grows slowly.
- The sebaceous gland in the eyelid can irritate the surrounding tissues and cause redness.
- A sebaceous gland in the eyelid is usually painless, but in some cases it can cause pain. The pain occurs when the sebaceous gland irritates the surrounding tissues or becomes infected.
- In the area where the sebaceous gland is located, the eyelid may become stiff and difficult to move.
- A sebaceous gland in the eyelid can cause a feeling of discomfort by pressing on the eye.
- Sebaceous glands in the eyelid can affect the functioning of the tear glands and cause watery eyes.
How is the Diagnosis of Sebaceous Gland on the Eyelid?
The diagnosis of sebaceous glands on the eyelid is usually made by a comprehensive eye examination by an ophthalmologist. Some evaluations for the diagnosis of sebaceous gland on the eyelid can be listed as follows;
- Physical examination,
- Medical history,
- Vision tests,
- Imaging tests,
After diagnosing a sebaceous gland on the eyelid, the doctor will evaluate the appropriate treatment options. In most cases, no treatment is needed as the sebaceous gland is harmless. However, if there are symptoms such as pain, discomfort, or vision problems, the doctor may recommend a surgical procedure to remove the gland.
How to Treat Sebaceous Gland on the Eyelid?
A sebaceous gland on the eyelid is called a “chalazion” in medical terms and is defined as a cyst or swelling of the eyelid that occurs as a result of occlusion of the meibomian glands. It is usually painless and can go away on its own. However, in some cases, it may require treatment. The following methods can be applied in the treatment of sebaceous glands on the eyelids;
Treatments that can be applied at home
The application of hot compresses is very effective to treat the oil gland on the eyelid. With a clean cloth or towel dipped in hot water, you can apply a hot compress to the eyelid for 10-15 minutes to open and drain the glands. By repeating this process 3-4 times a day, you can help the glands to shrink and disappear.
After applying a warm compress, you can gently massage the eyelid to help open and drain clogged sebaceous glands. While massaging, massage the eyelid in circular motions with clean hands and gentle movements.
If the oil gland on the eyelid is infected or causing pain, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs. These drugs accelerate healing by reducing the infection and inflammation of the glands.
- Corticosteroid Injection,
- Surgical Intervention,
Does the Sebaceous Gland on the Eyelid Turn into Skin Cancer?
A chalazion on the eyelid is usually harmless and has a low risk of developing into skin cancer. However, in some cases, a lump or mass on the eyelid can be a sign of skin cancer. Therefore, if the sebaceous gland on the eyelid does not go away or continues to grow despite treatment, it is important to consult a specialist.
Eyelid cancer can be successfully treated if detected and treated early. If your doctor suspects that the swelling in the eyelid is cancerous, he can make a definitive diagnosis by performing a biopsy and recommend appropriate treatment methods.
Sebaceous Gland Treatment Prices in Turkey
Turkey has succeeded in making its name known to the world with its investments and Especially the latest technological devices used in diagnosis and treatment procedures have been a beacon of hope for many diseases. However, there has been an increase in health tourism in Türkiye.
- Hospitals are large, clean, spacious and fully equipped in terms of technological equipment.
- Turkish doctors are specialized, successful, and skilled in their fields.
- Nurses and carers are friendly and compassionate.
- Finding answers to the questions asked quickly and accurately.
- Patience and understanding of all staff, including the intermediary company dealing with the patient.
- Turkey offers holiday opportunities with its natural and historical beauties.
- Easy transportation.
- Diagnosis, treatment, accommodation, eating, drinking, dressing, and holiday needs can be met at affordable prices.
Such situations are shown among the reasons for preference. We can see that patients and relatives of patients who want to come to Turkey are doing research on the prices of eyelid sebaceous gland treatment in Turkey. However, it would not be correct to give clear price information at this stage. Many factors such as the type of disease, stage, diagnosis process, treatment process, and stay in Türkiye affect the price issue. If you want to get more detailed price information, you can contact us. In addition, if you come to Turkey for treatment through us, we can facilitate your visa application process with the invitation letter sent by us to the consulate.
Prof.Dr. Ergün Dağlıoğlu (Eğitim Görevlisi), Beyin Cerrahı, Beyin Ve Sinir Cerrahisi