Cyst Under Eyelid--Never Saw This Before

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by speckledhen, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My EE, June, has a cyst or tumor under her eyelid that I discovered when checking out her toenails for trimming. At first I thought she had a piece of corn stuck under her eyelid and I saw only a tiny white speck, but when I pulled the lid up, wow, not corn at all. This tumor/cycst has veining, so it isn't a plaque at all like you might see with aspergillosis.

    Sorry about the picture, but it was hard enough to get any pic at all with her squirming. She has no health issues whatsoever, no discharge from the eye at all, but if this gets larger, I guess her eyesight will be affected in her right eye. This is beyond the scope of my expertise, I'm afraid, and I hate to have to put her down for this. Pine Grove, I hope you see this! I don't know if there is anything I can do.


  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    Wow sorry Cyn...hope it is treatable. [​IMG]
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    So sorry to see that your hen has this. One of my hens had the same problem. I posted about this problem a while back but unfortunately, no one had any ideas on what to do. I was a worry wart every day not knowing what would happen to my hen and her eye. There was nothing that I could do. Believe it or not, miraculously, it went away. I checked on her one day and it was gone, gone, gone. I didn't see where it had drained or anything. It was just gone. She had this for about 1 week. She was still eating, drinking, laying eggs, etc. She didn't appear to be in any pain at all. I know that this does not help you at all and I'm sorry. The pic below is what it looked like.


    I would love to hear what others have to say about what to do.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I can't tell in the pic, but did it just look like solid cheesy infection without veining? Or did you see capillaries on it? I wonder if it's just under the skin on June, maybe some infection from scratching herself. Wish I knew what to do about it, if anything. That's great that your hen's went away! Hope that's what happens here.
  5. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    I was wondering if she could have scratched her eye some how are if something got stuck and it grew a cover over it. I am not sure I hope someone post that knows what it might be. I hope your hen gets better.

  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    June is not my friendliest chicken, but she's a good girl and I've very fond of her. She was a gift from a friend when she was 8 weeks old. She lays humongous green eggs and makes the sweetest kids with Isaac. I hope this won't become something worse and mess with her eyesight. I dare not try to drain it or puncture it in any way; not sure I really could do something with it in her eye that way without risking injury. We do have some cortisone type eye antibiotic drops and put that in her eye, just in case it is an infected something or other.
  7. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wow, thanks, Pam! Somehow, I didn't come up with that thread. Well, then, could be just an irritation. Hopefully, the corticosteroid eye drops we used with help.
  9. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    You are welcome. I wasn't sure if you saw that one or not. I read a couple of other post on another site and it seems that they all cleared up either with drops or on their own. Good luck. [​IMG]

  10. hennyannie

    hennyannie Songster

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    I have not had this happen but recently I was reading that there is an eye worm, it said it looks like a growth on the eye. Could that be what this is?

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