Q. My cat has a cyst close to his eye. Is there any way to treat this sebaceous cyst?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If the cyst is causing problems with sight or having your cat open his eye, it is best to have examined by a vet. Cysts can be drained to help the swelling go down, however cysts can return after drainage. In some cases of returning cysts, surgical removal may be needed to permanently keep the cyst from returning. Keeping the eye clean and free of debris will also help prevent any infection from forming if the cyst allows dirt or debris to stay close to the eye.