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A 28-year-old female asked:

can chalazion's happen in 20somes due to dirty old contacts and wiping eyes without cleaning hands? any why would they need to be surigically removed

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
A mystery: No one really understands why styes and chalazions form. They occur in all socioeconomic and hygienic groups and are no more common in those living in what we would feel are filthy environments. Removal is done when they are obviously large, are persistent or cause symptoms. Small ones can be left in place with no harm.

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