A member asked:

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) treating a chalazion?

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Not very: A chalazion is the cystic product of a stye which the body has surrounded with a wall. Tobrex (tobramycin) will not penetrate. You can try heat but if the lesion is obvious, large or bothersome , see your ophthalmologist for correction.

Answered 3/29/2017



Minimal effect: Tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) a fine combination product of tobramycin and Dexamethasone for topical use on the eye, will not penetrate into a formed chalazion. This is a cystic wall around the products of inflammation from a previous stye. Heat application in a diligent manner may get rid of the chalazion but some have to be surgically removed in a minor office procedure.

Answered 6/24/2019



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