Moles or nevi are small collections of pigmented cells called melanocytes that collect under the skin. They are generally benign and they cause problems in two ways. First, they can be physically irritating or cosmetically undesirable, as you describe. Second, there is a small chance that they can turn into melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer. It is likely that, if the mole is on the eyelid itself, that it can be removed safely and easily and with a good cosmetic result. Your eye doctor
may refer you to a surgeon
capable of performing the procedure. On the other hand moles on the eyeball themselves are generally left alone unless they are suspicious for cancer. Warning signs for cancer include moles that are irregular, raised, growing rapidly, have multiple colors, or are greater than 6 mm in diameter. As always the diagnosis and the management of your particular condition will require a physical examination by your personal physician. Setting up an office visit with your eye doctor to discuss your options is strongly advised.