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How long does it take to recover after chalazion removal?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Few days: Few days to 1-2 weeks.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Having chalazion removal surgery - how long does that take?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Below 15 minutes: This is done by numbing the lid, turning it inside out on a special clamp, and opening and cleaning out the collected contents of the cyst. Except for the injection to numb the lid, the whole process is painless and healing is rapid. It takes less than 15 minutes as an office procedure in all cases except the occasional child that may require general anesthesia.

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