Conjunctival Inclusion Cyst

Conjunctival Inclusion Cyst
SYMPTOMS Irritation/discomfort | Dryness
SIGNS Raised conjunctival cavity filled with clear serous fluid
WORK-UP Thorough history. Slit lamp examination
TREATMENT Observation | Drainage | Surgical excision of the entire cyst.
FOLLOW-UP Frequent follow-ups are not required unless surgery is performed
ADDITIONAL LAB | TESTS Ultrasound biomicroscopy may be performed if suspicion exists for more concerning conditions (tumors)
ETIOLOGY Congenital | Secondary to surgery or trauma | Inflammatory conditions (i.e. chronic keratoconjunctivitis)
DIFFERENTIAL DX Conjunctival papilloma | Conjunctival dacryoadenoma
NOTES Inclusion cysts are likely to recur if the cyst sac is not removed