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If I have my chalazion removed, how long will the healing take?

If I have my chalazion removed, how long will the healing take?

Varies: Usually a few days once the infection and drainage/removal has been completed. Follow your eye doctor's advice, and followup if not better within 5 days. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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What is the treatment for chalazion?

What is the treatment for chalazion?

Warm compresses: First step is to apply heat to your eyelid to melt the blockage causing the chalazion. The best way is to boil an egg, wrap it in cloth and put it over the eye, 10 min on, 10 min off. You can also microwave a sock with rice in it and use it. Just make sure whatever you use stays hot for 10 minutes. If that doesn't work, have your eye doc drain it. ...Read more

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What do I do to accelerate the healing process of a chalazion?

What do I do to accelerate the healing process of a chalazion?

Warm compresses: Most small chalazia resolve without intervention. Larger ones may be treated with warm compresses for 15 minutes, up to four times daily. Most clear spontaneously in weeks to months on their own. If you have symptoms from a chalazion that will not go away, you can be referred to an eye doctor for incision and curettage or direct injection of glucocorticoids. ...Read more

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I had a chalazion removed 2 days ago and it's healing we'll. When can I wear makeup? Can I exercise. I'm afraid of reinfection.

Now. Yes. Don't be.: Chalazion is a blockage of a meibomian gland, a granulomatous condition not an infection per se. Should be able to wear make up unless you were told not too. If there is an underlying low level infection of your eyelids that should be treated. Hordeolum is a different story and may need treatment with antibiotics. Exercise is perfectly fine. ...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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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

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Hi! I got my chalazion removed about 3 days ago. It's still healing, but I feel like there is another one there! It's small, my mom says is it because?

Chalazion removal: Is very successful and you may see a small amount of swelling where the gland was removed. There may be additional areas of inflammation due to the chalazion (stye) clamp was used but this will resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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The inner stye/ chalazions cause permanent damage to the meibomian glands? Do the inflammed gland regain their function after healing? Or atrophy?

The inner stye/ chalazions cause permanent damage to the meibomian glands? Do the inflammed gland regain their function after healing? Or atrophy?

Probably permanent: There is tremendous redundancy in these glands so that loss of a few makes no difference. The body's response to an inflamed gland is to attack the inflammation which almost certainly destroys that particular gland. Mild inflammation without a pus filled pocket probably allows recovery. ...Read more

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After my stye went away I still had a bump, googled it & found out it is a chalazion but now my eyelid is way darker than the other. Why? Treatment?

Skin pigmentation: Changes can be part of healing. A stye and a chalazion are inflammatory lesions. This can cause the pigment cells in the skin to increase pigment, resulting in increased pigmentation of the skin. For instance, it is common for folks with mild to moderate pigmentation (asians, hispanics, middle eastern heritage etc.) to have increased pigmentation at healed sites of skin injury. ...Read more

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A swelling (lump)on my left upper eyelid, round hard tender, I had such lumps before 7-8times last summer, wt is it? Chalazion? Treatment n prevention? Dtail

Chalazion: Yes you guessed correctly. Chalazion is a tear duct obstruction. Need hot compresses daily. It may take weeks to resolve. If it persists or recurrences see Optholmology for incision and drainage. ...Read more

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I have a suspected chalazion in my lower right eye lid. There is no pain, but is noticeable. I also have slight swelling in the lower lid. Current treatment has been similasan stye eye relief (homepathic) and an allergy eyedrop. I have allergies. A few we

I have a suspected chalazion in my lower right eye lid. There is no pain, but is noticeable. I also have slight swelling in the lower lid. Current treatment has been similasan stye eye relief (homepathic) and an allergy eyedrop. I have allergies. A few we

Often,: Often, a series of hot compresses during the day will work, with shorter duration for each compress. Many of my patients have success with 3 or 4 compresses, 5-10 minutes each session. The potato works well, some patients have mentioned that they have used a hard-boiled egg the same way. This holds heat longer than using a washcloth alone.

If this does not work within a week or so, then eye drops, or surgical removal will be successful. See your eye doctor if compresses fail! ...Read more

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What's best treatment for eye chalzion?

What's best treatment for eye chalzion?

Chalazion: See an ophthalmologist. Eye chalazion can be treated by warm compresses and antibiotic eye drops. If a chalazion creates significant symptoms or lasts for weeks, it may need to be surgically removed. If the swelling has lasted more than a few weeks or creates symptoms of mild blurring of the vision, your ophthalmologist may recommend surgery to remove the chalazion. ...Read more

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Aside from surgery is there other medical treatment for stye and chalzion. Because my eye inflammation last for 3 months and did'nt cure when putting ointment. And I am so scared to have a surgery, is there other medical treatment for chalzion or stye

Aside from surgery is there other medical treatment for stye and chalzion. Because my eye inflammation last for 3 months and did'nt cure when putting ointment. And I am so scared to have a surgery, is there other medical treatment for chalzion or stye

Warm: Warm commpresses and lid massage can help, but the use of a tetracycline antibiotic can sometimes help as well--talk to your ophthamologist about this. If you do need to have it excised, your doctor will completely numb it first and it is usually done from the inner side of the lid--you should not feel a thing and there will be no visible scar. ...Read more

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What are causes of chalazion? And its recurrence

What are causes of chalazion? And its recurrence

Bacteria: When your eyelashes become colonized with bacteria, the bacteria likes to go into the oil glands of your eyelids. The bacteria then causes a blockage of the gland and a chalazion starts to form. Washing your eyelashes daily with baby shampoo is 85% effective of preventing recurrence of chalazia. Sometimes people need either topical or oral antibiotics to help. Decolonization is key. ...Read more

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Someone- please help! I think I have a chalazion?

Chalazion: A chalazion is a painless lump in the upper or lower eyelid. It is a clogged gland that is inflamed. Treatment consists for frequent hot soaks to the area. If this does not make it resolve in a few weeks, then see an ophthalmologist for management. ...Read more

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How to treat chalazion?

How to treat chalazion?

Heat: You can try frequent applications of very warm (not hot) washcloths. If this does not work, then your ophthalmologist can remove it in a simple office procedure. ...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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Can a chalazion get infected?

Can a chalazion get infected?

Yes: Cellulitis can result from a chalazion that spreads into adjacent tissues. An oral antibiotic is usually prescribed as well as an I & d of the chalazion. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a chalazion?

What causes rid of a chalazion?

Hot soaks: Try a hot washclothe four times per day for two weeks. If this does not work, see an ophthalmologist for further treatment. ...Read more

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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

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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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How can I prevent from getting another chalazion?

How can I prevent from getting another chalazion?

Probably cannot: Obstruction to the small glands along the eyelid can occur without know cause. Some suggest use of warm, damp compresses may help in encouraging the secretion to effectively drain, thereby avoiding plugging and infection (like a pimple). ...Read more

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How long after chalazion removal before wear contacts?

When healed: I would wait until eyelid tenderness ; swelling has resolved. Also, be sure no eye redness before restarting cl wear. ...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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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 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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When a chalazion looks like it's about to burst is it improving?

When a chalazion looks like it's about to burst is it improving?

Probably: Ideally you want the chalazion to drain on its own. Use of warm compresses can be helpful. If it does not improve or if it gets worse you should see your eye md as sometimes treatment with medication or drainage can be necessary. ...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 have a recurrent corneal errosion beneath a chalazion. Options?

I have a recurrent corneal errosion beneath a chalazion. Options?

Different: Chalazion is a stye on the lid but recurrent erosion is on the cornea. These are two different problems. Recurrent erosion develops where the person had a corneal abrasion. ...Read more

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I've had my fourth chalazion with in 2 weeks what can I do to prevent?

Eyelid wash: Recurrent chalazia are due to meibomian gland dysfunction and possibly acne rosacea.You need to see an specialist and you need to be started on appropriate treatment, which mau onclude drops and ointments and possibly antibiotic tablets. ...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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How long does it take to surgically remove a chalazion on a 16 month old? How long will she be out?

How long does it take to surgically remove a chalazion on a 16 month old? How long will she be out?

Chalazion in a child: One may consider injecting kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid suspension) into the lesion before consider surgical excision. Injection can be performed under sedation without having put the infant to general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What will be happen to a chalazion if it last for years without being treated?? Does it become a extra skin??? Or what?

Scar tissue: Left to heal on it's own, a chronic chalazion may cause a scar or discoloration. A chalazion that does not improve with warm compresses or antibiotics should be evaluated by an eye surgeon (not an optometrist!) for treatment. It I important to distinguish this from a stye which may be an infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have small bump 2 days after chalazion removal? What can I do to bring it down, will it ever go away completely?

Not uncommon: It isn't necessarily unexpected, as you can have residual inflammation in the area that causes the swelling you are presently seeing. It will likely resolve with time. Anti-inflammatory therapy, assuming you do not have medical reasons not to take non-steroidal medications, will likely help, along with cold packs suitably placed so as not to compromise your eye/cornea. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

A red, painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple. ...Read more