Chalazion-ImagesChalazion is a cyst that is found in the eyelid.

Also known as a meibomian gland lipogranuloma.

It is caused by Inflammation of a blocked Meibomian Gland and is usually found on the upper eyelid.

They are different from styes or Hordeolum – they are not chronic and are usually painless.

Can be seen in both children and adults.

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Symptoms

  • Swelling of the eyelid
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Increased tearing of the eye
  • Heaviness of the eyelid

Treatment

Topical antibiotic eye drops

Topical antibiotic ointments

Will occasionally disappear without treatment

Warm compress to eye

Opened and Drained

  • If no improvement is seen despite treatment
  • Local anesthesia is given
  • A cut is made into the tissue
  • Material is expressed
  • Usually no scar is seen.

IMG_5494Surgery

  • Same day surgery for the untreatable Chalazion
  • Should be done by an Opthalmologist at an eye hospital.
  • The entire Chalazion is removed
  • Two ways to remove

1.)  A cut through the back of the eye lid

2.)  A cut through the front of the eye lid

  • A scar may be present after surgery
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