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?
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?
The treatment for Chalazion varies from patient to patient.
Your doctor may give you either steroid eye drop or antibiotics to treat it. In many cases, it will go away on its own.
A warm compress to the eyelids several times a day can reduce swelling by softening the oils in the blocked gland, which should help the lump to drain on its own. Homeopathic massages can also drain it.
Surgeries are considered in extreme cases
DID YOU KNOW?
People who often touch their eyes with unclean hands are at an increased risk to get the chalazion.