When the Meibomian oil gland on the eyelid gets blocked, it causes a small bump known as a Chalazion. The symptoms usually include tenderness on the eyelid, blurry vision, blocked vision, increased tears in the eyes, and sensitivity to bright glares of light.
HOW IS CHALAZION DIAGNOSED?
In most cases, an ophthalmologist can diagnose this condition by taking a close look at the lump on the eyelid. The doctor will also check the symptoms to determine if the lump is a Chalazion.
HOW IS CHALAZION TREATED?
A chalazion will often go away without treatment in a month or so. The initial treatment would be of warm compresses over the eyelid for four times a day. If the chalazion continues to get bigger, it may need to be removed with surgery. This is most often done from the inside of the eyelid to avoid a scar on the skin. Steroid injection is another treatment option.
DID YOU KNOW?
In very rare cases, Chalazion is caused by a skin cancer and is important for early diagnosis