A 49-year-old member asked:
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how long should i wait to have chalazion to be incised?

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Dr. Colin McCannel
30 years experience Retinal Surgery
At least weeks: Chalazia will often resolve with warm compresses. It it does not after 6 weeks to 3 months, surgical intervention is appropriate. Some practitioners will recommend surgery sooner, or later.
Answered on Jan 15, 2016
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
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That won't work: Gentamicin is an antibiotic. A chalazion is a blocked gland and not an infection. The treatment is warm compresses as often as possible and if that ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Few weeks: Try using warm compresses religiously for a few weeks and if it's no better then go get evaluated.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
1-2 weeks: With conservative care, a chalazion will take 1-2 weeks to resolve--this includes warm soaks 4 times a day. If it does not resolve in that time frame ... Read More

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