Epitheliomas can be benign growths or malignant carcinomas. They are classified according to the specific type of epithelial cells that are affected. The most common epitheliomas are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancers). Watery eyes. Red eyes. Red/swollen eyelids. Crusting at the eyelid margins/base of the eyelashes/medial canthus, generally worse on waking. Eyelid sticking. Eyelid itching. Flaking of skin on eyelids.