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By the way, doctor: What can I do about Meibomian cysts?

Updated: September 01, 2008

Q. I have small white bumps on my eyelids, which are driving me crazy. They don't hurt, but they look awful. I've been told they're Meibomian cysts and that the only solution is surgery. What is your take on this?

A. From your description, you may have either of two common eyelid conditions: Meibomian cysts or milia.

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