A 20-year-old female asked:
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how long do i wait for a chalazion to go away? i'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days

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Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
That won't work: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. A chalazion is a blocked gland and not an infection. The treatment is warm compresses as often as possible and if that doesn't work (it almost always does) surgery.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Gradin
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One month: Usually if a chalazion hasn't cleared after about one month, then it would be reasonable to have it drained by the eye surgeon.
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Few weeks: Try using warm compresses religiously for a few weeks and if it's no better then go get evaluated.
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