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After Chalazion Surgery
Usually a week or so: Depending on how the surgery is done, and how bad the chalazion, it usually takes a week or so to heal. I usually drain chalazia from the inside surface of the lid after injecting local anesthetic. After the material is drained, there is residual inflammation of the lid that can take a week or so to resolve. I usually use ice and an anti-inflammatory ointment post op to speed the process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling: Use warm compresses. The surgical site of the chalazion may continue to drain for a little bit. Once all the material is out, the swelling will go away on its own. Some people recommend ice after the third day and a steroid containing ointment, but they are not really so necessary in most cases. ...Read more
Not immediately: But after it heals, you can resume contact lens wear. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Once the swelling resides, the eyelid should return to normal. ...Read more
Foreign body sensation in eye when blinking, after chalazion surgery done. How long will it persist?
Heals rapidly: Chalazion removal is done from the inside of the lid using an inverting clamp. The inside opening can touch the eye with a sensation like a foreign object. This should rapidly disappear in a 1-3 day interval. If persistent after that, especially if the vision is affected, then see the ophthalmologist who did the surgery. ...Read more
After chalazion surgery, will the eye go back to the way it was, or will there be a permanent scar left behind?
8 Hours after Chalazion Surgery, I applied warm compress to my eyes by mistake. Will this cause more scarring and damage inside the eyelid?
Why does my eye feel so swollen, heavy, tender and almost bruised after chalazion surgery? It's been almost 6 months and it's not a new chalazion.
Depends on size: Depending on the size, treatment may consist of observation, steroid injection or excision/revision. ...Read more
Scars...: Are permanent and cannot be removed. Generally the best scars on the body are on the eyelids because of the excellent blood supply and thinness of the skin. Scars take some time to mature, however, and don't assume their final appearance for 6-12 months. See a board certified plastic, facial plastic, or ophthalmic plastic surgeon for a definitive opinion. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it normal for my eyelid to hurt 2 month after chalazion stye surgery? & is it normal for a visual bump to be there (there's no bump when I touch it
Pain: No, your eyelid should not be hurting. Consult your eye doctor. ...Read more
2 months after chalazion eye surgery & if I look closely at the eyelid looks bigger than the other & when I touch it there's nothing is it normal?
Possible residual: Chalazion surgery approach removes the major cyst from the lid from the inside. Sometimes there is a small sort of satellite cyst near the major one which can be unrecognized at the time of primary removal. When all heals this can then be felt. Check with the ophthalmologist who removed yours and see if this is the case. ...Read more
Is there always a bump left after a chalazion stye surgery? Will it be forever? Is there a way to get rid of it?
Below 15 minutes: This is done by numbing the lid, turning it inside out on a special clamp, and opening and cleaning out the collected contents of the cyst. Except for the injection to numb the lid, the whole process is painless and healing is rapid. It takes less than 15 minutes as an office procedure in all cases except the occasional child that may require general anesthesia. ...Read more
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