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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- Swelling of the eyelid
- Sensitivity to light
- Increased tearing of the eye
- Heaviness of the eyelid
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.
- 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