The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Subtarsal conjunctival cyst

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.

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