A 36-year-old member asked:
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how long should i wait to see a doctor about this stye or chalazion?

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Dr. Daniel Gradin
36 years experience Ophthalmology
One month: Usually if a chalazion hasn't cleared after about one month, then it would be reasonable to have it drained by the eye surgeon.
Answered on Aug 22, 2013
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