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Chalazion

Chalazion General Information.

Chalazion is, in its simplest form, a lump in the eyelid. These lumps are similar in appearance to styes but are typically much larger. Chalazia (multiple chalazion) are often related to blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids.

A chalazion is a lump that can appear along the edge of an eyelid and can be sore to the touch, red and at times crusted. The majority of chalazia will go away on their own accord without requiring treatment. Should the chalazion persist after the use of warm compresses and gentle massage your doctor may need to irrigate and drain the affected area. This is a simple procedure and done in the clinic.

The most common symptoms of chalazia include:

 

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