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
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