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Forum Name: Eye diseases (Ophthalmology)

Question: I think I have a chalazion, please help!

irene avalos - Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:43 am

Hi, I'm a 25 year old female, with what I think is a chalazion. I have a big stye looking thing on my eye lid, I know it's not a stye because I've had it for over 2months now and it does not hurt. About 2weeks ago it seemed to be going away so I started to compress with a warm cloth and it just got worse. Someone please help me! And what actually causes this??
Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:21 pm

Hi irene avalos,
Essentially a chalazion is caused by blockage of an oil gland/sweat gland in the eyelid. An Opthamologist's evaluation is recommended. If a bacterial origin is identified, Antibiotics may be initiated. Again, I would suggest an evaluation.
Theresa Jones, RN
irene avalos - Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:10 am

Thank You for your reply, it is greatly appreciated.
a_medico - Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:49 am

A chalazion is a painless, inflammation of a gland in an eyelid that produces a pealike nodule.

It looks something like this :-

Treatment - Incision and drainage. Its just a 5-10 mins procedure, virtually painless as local anaesthetic eye drops are used.

Wish you all the best.

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