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Chalazion

Inflamed lump in one of the oil

producing glands (in the eyelid

margin) of either upper or lower lid.

Inflammation usually subsides, but

may need surgical removal.

Sometimes called an internal

hordeolum. A chalazion maybe

confused with a ' STYE' which is

an inflammation of an eye lash follicle.

 

 

Treatment

 

Chalazions may be treated with any one or a combination of antibiotic or steroid drops or injections; warm compresses for 5 to 10 minutes, 3 or 4 times a day; gentle massage to express the glandular secretions; or surgical drainage. Chalazions usually respond well to treatment, although some people are prone to recurrences and may require continuing medication. If a chalazion recurs in the same place, a biopsy maybe suggested, to rule out a more serious problem. Occasionally, a chalazion can cause the entire eyelid to swell suddenly.

 

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