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I noticed a bubble like thing in the right part of the white

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I noticed a bubble like thing in the right part of the white of eyeball. Today the left side of that eye had a smaller version. I have recently had reconstruction surgery next to that eye. Help"

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

It sounds like you have a conjunctival cyst. Is there any pain or redness of the eye?

Customer: No, I can feel it...but there is no pain. Inside the bubble it looks a bit yellowy. I can see great.
Customer: The eye has some redness.
Dr. Rick :

what type of surgery did you have?

Dr. Rick :

are you still there?

Customer: I had some cancer surgery (lentigo maligna) many years back and lots of reconstruction on my face. I was having some cosmetic surgery and the physician repaired this area of my face.
Customer: This recent cosmetic and reconstruction surgery w as 5 weeks ago.
Dr. Rick :

Thanks....What type of surgery? Eyelids? Face lift? can you be more specific?

Customer: Mini facelift and brow lift and the reconstruction.
Dr. Rick :

Ok. Thanks. In this case I really wouldn't expect you to have any ocular involvment at all nor require steroid eye drops (dex). That being said, I think the bubble you are noticing on the whit of your eyeball is a conjunctival cyst, possibly from blockage of the lymph drainage secondary to the surgery.

Dr. Rick :

In the vast majority of cases this will resolve on it's own. If not an ophthalmologist can "pop" it (they tend to come back....) or excise the cyst with local anesthesia in the office.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer: The plastic surgeon said that there were some tiny stitches in that eye area.
Customer: Yes, it does make sense.
Dr. Rick :

Good. I hope your surgery turns out well. Have a good day.

Customer: Thanks.
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