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Right Angular Dermoid cyst
My daughter is 6 months old and has a dermoid cyst on her left eye could tell me what procedure should be used to have minimum scarring and how long procedure should take?
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1573381 tn?1296151159
Is it under the skin at the brow or on the surface of the eye itself next to the cornea?

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Yes it is under the skin but at a right angle at the side of her left eye
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1573381 tn?1296151159
She should see either an oculoplastic surgeon or a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in these surgeries.  Surgery is delayed usually until the child is a year old as long as it does not interfere with vision and a small brow incision that would hide the scar in the eyebrow is sometimes used.  Important to do a scan to make sure there is not an internal component of the dermoid in the orbit and if surgery is done, to make sure it is removed in one piece completely as bursting of the dermoid could lead to severe inflammation.  Hope that helps.  I'm assuming the diagnosis is correct based on what you have provided but obviously examination and assessment by a competent ophthalmologist is necessary and my post is for information only and is not meant as a diagnosis or treatment recommendation.

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A related discussion, Bursted Superficial Angular dermoid cyst on right eye brow was started.
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A related discussion, Bursted mobile superficial angular dermoid cyst was started.
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