A 24-year-old female asked:

Ive had a chalazion for about 8months ive seen different doctors and they all tell me to put warm compressors but it gets worse when i do that?

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Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Ophthalmologist: Ask for a referral to an ophthalmologist. Warm compresses are first line therapy and antibiotics are sometimes indicated. However, a persistent or recurrent chalazion needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist so that you can determine whether a surgery is needed. In the meantime, continue warm compresses and pain control with OTC meds as needed.
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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Referral: You should see an ophthalmologist for definitive treatment such as surgical incision if all temporary measures have failed. Adhere to daily lid hygiene and avoid UV exposure by using sun glasses and hats to prevent reccurence
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