Picture of Syringomas
Syringomas are benign tumors that arise from eccrine (sweat glands). They are yellow to brown in color and are 1 to 2 millimeters in diameter. They occur mostly in young women, beginning at puberty. Syringomas tend to occur in groups rather than singly. The condition can run in families. About 20% of cases occur on the eyelids. The growths have a comma-like or "tadpole" shaped appearance. The lesions are unsightly and may cause psychological distress. In these cases, surgical removal may be warranted.
Text Reference: "Eyelid Syringoma." Eyelid, Conjunctival, and Orbital Tumors: An Atlas and Textbook.