Lipodermoid/dermoid/epidermoid excision: Lipodermoid, dermoid and epidermoid are conditions that develop when a normal tissue overgrows in an abnormal location. They differ from each other in composition and their respective locations in the eye. Surgical excision is recommended in dermoid and epidermoid conditions, if the patient suffers from irritation and disturbance of vision. During the surgery, the skin overlying the dermoid is cut open along with the adjoining tissues to reveal the dermoid. The dermoid is then excised free of the surrounding tissue. Surgery is very rarely recommended in lipodermoids because of associated complications.