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Chalazion and Hordeolum

Chalazion is an eyelid bump caused by the blockage of oil glands on the inside of the eyelid. Stye is an infected oil gland in the skin of the eyelid.  Both are benign. They are treated with warm compresses but if there is no improvement after a couple of weeks, an incision to drain the collection is usually necessary. 

What you should know about Chalazion and Stye

Chalazion and stye are benign conditions that can produce significant discomfort when they grow large. Patients are also bothered by the esthetic aspect of the eyelid. Although the chalazion and stye can go away by themselves in a couple of months to a year, they usually require surgical drainage to avoid recurrence.

The first line of treatment are warm compress applied to the eyelid once a day for 10 minutes as soon as the bump appears. If there is no improvement in a couple of weeks, the surgical treatment is recommended.

Surgery & Recovery

Surgery is performed in the office under local anesthesia. It takes no more than 5 minutes and it is done from the inside of the eyelid to avoid scarring. There is usually no downtime after this procedure.

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