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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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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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 to heal after chalazion surgery?

How long to heal after chalazion surgery?

2-3 weeks: All swelling should be gone in 2-3 weeks. The incision on the inside of the lid will also be healeds within that period of time. There should be no discomfort after 1 week. ...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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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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Can i get an easy to understand explanation of chalazion surgery?

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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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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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 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

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