Any growth on the eyelid is called a chalazion. Clogged oil glands, which cause chalazion, are typically harmless. Many, however, are unsightly, painful, or aesthetically offensive. As they rest on the eyelid, they can occasionally get in the way of sight.
Some chalazion are treatable at home, while others should be seen by a medical professional. If your chalazion hasn’t responded to at-home care, the doctors at Deevine Eye Care & Multispeciality Centre can remove it for you in our office.
Applying warm compresses is the first line of defense against an eyelid chalazion. For 10 to 15 minutes, three to five times daily, with the affected eye closed, hold a clean, warm washcloth over it. Soaking the washcloth in hot water will help it retain heat and keep it handy. The oil gland may be relieved of its blockage if the compress is heated. The area around the gland can also be massaged gently with a finger.
The chalazion should not be popped. Until the chalazion has cleared up, don’t put anything near your eyes, including makeup or contact lenses.
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Treatment of Chalazion at Deevine Eye Care & Multispeciality Center
Warm compresses can help a chalazion heal on its own, but if it persists for more than a few weeks, you may need medical attention. A corticosteroid medication can be injected into the chalazion by our doctors to help reduce swelling. In most cases, chalazia disappears after an injection. If the initial injection doesn’t work, a second one might be suggested.
A simple in-office procedure may be recommended if the chalazion persists despite a steroid injection or if its size is such that it significantly impairs vision. To remove the bump, we will numb the eyelid and then make a tiny incision just below it. The scarring from this method is minimal.
Some people develop chalazion repeatedly in the same spot. A biopsy of the growth may be performed in such cases to rule out cancer or other serious conditions. Those who are genetically predisposed to developing chalazia can also receive medication from us.
Blephex is an in-office procedure that helps unclog the blocked glands that cause chalazion by thoroughly cleaning the eyelid margin. The procedure is painless and only takes a few minutes. Treatments should be repeated about four times a year to keep bacteria levels low and prevent the return of chalazion.
Make an appointment at Deevine Eye Care & Multispeciality Centre
Having trouble getting rid of that annoying lump or bump on your eyelid? One of our doctors should take a look at it. To schedule an appointment at Deevine Eye Care & Multispecialty Centre, please contact the office via phone or email.