I am wondering if he misdiagnosed me and what if it is sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid? The information said that Chalazion cysts can mimic a sebaceous carcinoma, and many Dr's miss this. It is rare. But I have had a very rare thing happen to me once before.
My eye Dr. is ONLY a regular eye Dr. He is not an opthamologist.
He looked at it, told me it was a cyst. It is small, on my left upper eyelid, on the smooth surface under the eyelashes. About the size of a ballpoint pen. It looks like the color of skin, and is pearl-like. It has been there for about 3 weeks. He told me warm compresses 4X a day, plus he gave me an ointment for inflammation and antibiotic. I stared this on Friday and there has been no change. It is still there.
I have to go back in two weeks if it doesn't go away.
he said that sometimes you have to have it surgically removed, but he didn't think I would have to. But this thing is just not going away.
The Sebaceus Carcinoma site said that if it doesn't heal within a few weeks, that it should raise suspicion as to not being a cyst but should be tested for cancer. It also said it often bleeds. Well, mine was bleeding last night after doing the hot compresses.
Pictures show almost exactly what mine looks llike to. I still have my eyelashes, and it doesnt effect my vision, my eye isn't red, and I don't see a yellow tinge to it.
But, chalazion cysts usually have a whitehead, and mine does not.
On top of this. I lost my health insurance this month, so I cannot even get a second opinion from an opthamologist. And if it is Sebaceous Carcimoa, it is very deadly.