A Chalazion is a small bump that appears on your eyelid because of a blocked oil gland. It can develop on the lower or upper eyelid, and it often disappears without treatment in about one month. The symptoms are
1. A tender spot on your eyelid
2. A hard lump on your eyelid that you have never seen before
3. Increased tearing of the eye
4. Blurred or blocked vision
5. Sensitivity to light
HOW IS CHALAZION DIAGNOSED?
A close physical examination by an ophthalmologyspecialist will help in identifying the condition. The doctor may check your medical history and ask you questions on your symptoms to be sure if the lump represents a chalazion or a stye.
HOW IS CHALAZION TREATED?
Treatment involves administering steroid eye drops and other antibiotics. Home care is important too. Applying warm compress over the lump regularly will help in reducing the condition.
DID YOU KNOW?
In very rare cases, the suspected chalazion is caused by skin cancer the doctor may take a biopsy if the lump continues to grow or does not go away with treatment.