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. A chalazion is similar to a stye but is usually smaller and less painful.
HOW IS CHALAZION DIAGNOSED?
A doctor will take a medical history and perform a physical examination. The examination includes vision testing of each eye and an inspection of the face, eyelids, and the eye itself. In addition to examining the skin of the eyelids, an ophthalmologist may look inside the upper eyelid, if the lump is in the upper lid.
HOW IS CHALAZION TREATED?
Steroid drops and other oral medication will be prescribed by the Ophthalmologist to help in gradually clearing the lump from the eyelid. Also, a warm compress is recommended as well as constant washing. A warm compress can help in softening and draining the lump. If these methods do not help it go away in a month, surgery will have to be conducted.
DID YOU KNOW?
People who often touch their eyes with unclean hands are at an increased risk to get the chalazion.