A 30-year-old member asked:
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how long is the recovery period after chalazion surgery?

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Dr. Michael Rizen
19 years experience Ophthalmology
A few weeks: After incision and drainage, the eyelid can still be swollen and bruised for up to a few weeks. Your doctor may have prescribed an antibiotic/steroid ointment to be used for the first week to help with this. Even when fully healed, sometimes a small residual lump may remain.
Answered on Oct 18, 2016
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