A chalazion is a small, painless lump or swelling on your upper eyelid. This condition, also known as a meibomian cyst, is caused by a blocked meibomian or oil gland.
It is possible for a chalazion to develop on the upper or lower eyelid. If not treated, it might go away. "Chalazia" refers to the presence of multiple chalazia.
Consult an eye doctor if you suspect you have a chalazion, especially if it is obstructing your vision or you have had chalazia in the past.
Some chalazia can go away without treatment. If your doctor recommends a chalazion treatment, you may be able to choose between home care and medical treatment.
First and foremost, do not attempt to squeeze the chalazion. It's best if you don't touch it too much.
Instead, apply a warm compress to your eyelid for about 10 minutes four times per day. This helps to reduce swelling by softening the oils in the clogged gland.
Make sure to wash your hands before touching the area.
Your physician might advise you to scrub your eyelids or gently massage the lump repeatedly. They might also recommend eye drops or eyelid creams for effective chalazion treatment.
If home treatment does not relieve the chalazion, your doctor may recommend a corticosteroid injection or a chalazion surgery to remove it. Chalazion surgery and injection are both effective treatments.
Several factors influence treatment selection, including whether you are at risk of anaesthesia side effects. Your doctor will go over the advantages and disadvantages.
The surgical wound should heal in 7 to 10 days. However, for at least two weeks, you should avoid any activities that could potentially injure your eye.
As you recover, apply moist heat to your eye for 10 minutes at a time, three times a day. Do this for the next five days after surgery.
You should also avoid wearing contact lenses and eye makeup for about a week after surgery.
VissionTip : If you are getting multiple chalazion and styes, visit your doctor! There could be a possibility that you have a refractive error.