The Ophthalmology Unit, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.
The Ophthalmology Department, SarawakGeneralHospital,
Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Photo by Dr. Chieng
A 6 year-old girl was noted by her parents to
develop a left upper eyelid of 6-month duration. The lesion was painless and
on lifting the upper eyelid, there was a translucent cyst arising from the
subtarsal conjunctival cyst. CT scans showed no evidence of retro-orbital or
cranial extension. The cyst was opened and marsupialized
(conversion of a closed cavity into an
open pouch, by incising it and suturing the edges of its wall to the edges
of the wound) under general anaesthesia.
A subtarsal conjunctival cyst
arising from the left medial upper eyelid.
CT scan shows cystic space behind
the left upper eyelid.