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How long to heal after chalazion surgery?

How long to heal 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 more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Chalazion (Definition)

A blocked oil gland where the lashes meet the skin. The oil gets made but cannot get out, so it becomes trapped and stagnant and can get infected. Use warm compresses and see eye doctor as may ...Read more


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How long after chalazion surgery does it take to be ok?

How long after chalazion surgery does it take to be ok?

Quickly: Chalazion surgery is almost always done from inside an anesthetized and inverted lid. So there is no surface scarring, no sutures and rarely is there ever pain. Healing is rapid, in most cases 2-4 days. ...Read more

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How can I treat swelling after chalazion surgery?

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

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How long is the recovery period after chalazion surgery?

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

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Foreign body sensation in eye when blinking, after chalazion surgery done. How long will it persist?

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

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After chalazion surgery, will the eye go back to the way it was, or will there be a permanent scar left behind?

After chalazion surgery, will the eye go back to the way it was, or will there be a permanent scar left behind?

Surgery leaves scar: Usually it is an "invisible" scar in the inner side of the lid which is not visible in normal condition. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Get rechecked: 6 months after surgery with a new findings needs a new history and exam. There are so many possibilities that you would benefit from a recheck. Good luck ...Read more

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Can you start exercising hours after your chalazion surgery?

Can you start exercising hours after your chalazion surgery?

Yes: Light exercise, such as walking, is fine. I suggest waiting a week before you do anything more than that. ...Read more

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How can I treat a scar on my eyelid after having chalazion surgery?

How can I treat a scar on my eyelid after having chalazion surgery?

Depends on size: Depending on the size, treatment may consist of observation, steroid injection or excision/revision. ...Read more

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How can I remove a scar on my eyelid after a chalazion surgery?

How can I remove a scar on my eyelid after a chalazion surgery?

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 more

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How soon can I drink alcohol -normally after chalazion removal surgery (eyelid)?

How soon can I drink alcohol -normally after chalazion removal surgery (eyelid)?

The next day: Assuming that the procedure was simply to remove a chalazion with no complications, then you can imbibe the next day. However if the need to drink is so strong that you are counting the days, you might consider whether you control the alcohol or it controls you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is there always a bump left after a chalazion stye surgery? Will it be forever? Is there a way to get rid of it?

Discuss with surgeon: A bump could be swelling from the procedure, residual chalazion or scar. If the surgery was within the last few days, apply cool compresses. If past this time, use warm compresses. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does chalazion surgery hurt?

Does chalazion surgery hurt?

No: This procedure should not hurt. The area is numbed with a local injection which may sting at first. After the procedure, the lid might feel sore but pain is not likely. ...Read more

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What can I expect after surgery for a chalazion?

What can I expect after surgery for a chalazion?

Relief: Your ophthalmologist who will do you surgery is the best to answer your question but in general, once passed the healing time, you feel relief. ...Read more

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Having chalazion removal surgery - how long does that take?

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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Can I get an easy to understand explanation of chalazion surgery?

Yes: The eyelid is numbed with an injection. After that, there is no discomfort. The chalazion is opened, usually, from the inside of the eyelid and the material in it is removed. The procedure lasts about 15 minutes. ...Read more

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I had a chalazion surgery august 1st and I was wondering when can I apply make up on?

Very quickly: Most chalazion removal surgery is done from the inside of the everted lid. So there is no surface disturbance to the skin. You can apply makeup the next day. ...Read more

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What to do about chalazion post surgery?

Dressing/stiches rem: Once the chalazion is surgically incised and if it is large you will need stiches and these need to be removed after 5to7 days, small ckalazion may not need stiches and the small wound need to be dressed till healed, it may take 5to7days as long as there is no complication like infection. ...Read more

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My daughter is 7yrs old. She have chalazion from 7months, Does she need the surgery immediately or can it wait?

My daughter is 7yrs old. She have chalazion from 7months, Does she need the surgery immediately or can it wait?

Can wait.: Typically it can wait, unless it is blocking the visual pathway and potentially hindering the full development of sight (usually only when the child is less than 5 years of age. Use warm compresses for 5-10 minutes 3 times a day. ...Read more

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I had a chalazion surgery about two months ago however the chalazion is still there. I've tried warn compresses repeatedly and nothing seems to work.

I had a chalazion surgery about two months ago however the chalazion is still there. I've tried warn compresses repeatedly and nothing seems to work.

Recheck with eyedoc: Some chalazia are multi loculated so that your ophthalmologist may have cleaned out the larger one but simply missed the smaller one. A few will reseal and collect the debris and form another chalazion. Since these are benign, you can have another removal or simply ignore a small residual chalazion if that is all that is left. If in doubt, check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How painful is a Chalazion operation?! From getting the surgery to the healing time. How painful is the injection?! I have a VERY LOW pain tolerance!

How painful is a Chalazion operation?! From getting the surgery to the healing time. How painful is the injection?! I have a VERY LOW pain tolerance!

---: The burning from the injection is the worse part of the procedure. After the area in anesthetized you should feel nothing but a small pressure sensation ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to get rid of a chalazion?

No: Initial treatment should be warm compresses with massage, then an antibiotic/steroid ointment then a steroid injection can be implamented before a surgical excision. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chalazion? And what is the cost for surgery?

Warm compresses/surg: It can be treated consevatively by warm compresses at home and if that fails, surgery.The cost varies from surgeon to surgeon and where you are located
it is a minor outpatient surgey and done under local anesthesia and it can cost anywhere from 100 to 1000 dollars. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

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