Chalazion (kuh-lee-zee-uhn)

Chalazion (kuh-lee-zee-uhn)

What is a Chalazion?A chalazion is the medical term used to describe a lump that slowly develops on the eyelid

Chalazion are often confused with a stye because they both appear as bumps on the eyelids

Styes produce a red, painful, swollen bump on the eyelid

What are the Symptoms of a Chalazion?

Initially, a red, tender swollen eyelid

Eventually, a painless, slow growing bump on the eyelid

Tearing

Blurred vision if the chalazion is large enough

How Common are Chalazion?

Chalazion are more common in adults

People ages 30 to 50 most frequently develop chalazion

Chalazion are more common on the upper eyelids

What Causes a Chalazion?

A chalazion is caused by a swelling or blockage of an oil gland in the eyelid

Chalazion are usually not the result of an infection

When does a Chalazion Occur?

Some risk factors for chalazion include acne, seborrhea, tuberculosis, viral infections and chronic blepharitis

How is a Chalazion Diagnosed?

Diagnosing chalazion begins with a comprehensive eye exam at Ducklo EyeCare

During this exam, your doctor uses multiple tests to evaluate the presence of a chalazion

How is a Chalazion Treated?

Some chalazion may resolve over time without treatment, however, they often recur

Warm Compresses, Gentle Massaging

If the chalazion do not resolve on their own, intervention by your doctor may be necessary

By | 2012-11-01T14:00:00+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments

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