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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have styes or chalazion in my eye its rlly painful and irritating i did a surgery before to remove them but it still comes back can it cause cancer?

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Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 19 years experience
No: This is not a cancerous or precancerous lesion. This is a blockage of a gland in the eyelid. Some people are prone to them. A warm compress is generally helpful.
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Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
See eye doctor: When chalazions keeps recurring in same spot, it may represent a cancer but rarely. You need to see an eye doctor.
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Last updated May 9, 2017

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