A member 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?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Peter Sadow answered

Specializes in Pathology

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.

Answered 5/9/2017


Dr. Timothy Perozek answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

See eye doctor: When chalazions keeps recurring in same spot, it may represent a cancer but rarely. You need to see an eye doctor.

Answered 5/9/2017



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