Eyelid cyst or chalazion are tiny lumps of oil glands that form on the eyelid and hence the name. Often confused with a sty, eyelid cyst is larger as well as less painful than the former. Some of the common factors that lead to eyelid cysts are inflammation of meibomian glands present in eyelids that produce oil, frequently touching the eyes with unclean hands and thicker than usual meibomian gland secretion that tends to block the oil glands. Although these chalazions are not a threat to your eyes or vision, they cause irritation and immense pain. Thankfully, there are plenty of home remedies that you can use to get rid of eyelid cysts naturally and without any side effects.