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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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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?

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 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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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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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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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

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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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How do I get rid of chalazions permanently without surgery?

A chalazion can be: Resolved most of the time with conservative treatment. Frequent warm, moist compresses followed by gentle massage can resolve them almost always. ...Read more

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Sir I had a chalazion for about 2 months I had a surgery about 1 week ago but there is a still swelling and a hard cartilage is felt. What to do?

Sir I had a chalazion for about 2 months I had a surgery about 1 week ago but there is a still swelling and a hard cartilage is felt. What to do?

Ophthalmologist: I assume an ophthalmologist performed the eye procedure and he/ she would be best qualified to examine, advise and treat you for this current problem also. ...Read more

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I'm 2 days postop chalazion surgery- the bump is there though still, will it go away? Chances of it coming right back? What do I do? Can I wear contacts

It should get better: Usually there is some swelling after chalazion surgery. It may take a few weeks for the swelling to resolve. An anti-inflammatory will help, such as Ibuprofen. To prevent future chalazion from forming, good eye hygiene is critical. Washing the eyelids and lashes with hot water and baby shampoo will help. Also, when a chalazion is starting to form, frequent hot compresses can help. ...Read more

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Before chalazion surgery eyelid is numb or not?

Before chalazion surgery eyelid is numb or not?

Usually: The eyelid is anesthtized ("numbed") before the incision and drainage of a chalazion (chronic stye). Some times for a hordeoulm (acute inflamed stye) it can just be incised with a needle a scalple if it is near draining spontaneously, and this will allow it to resolve without a more extensive surgery requiring anesthetic. ...Read more

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Dear doctor! I have chalazion in my eyelid. Is its surgery painful?

Dear doctor! I have chalazion in my eyelid. Is its surgery painful?

Usually not: Chalazion can be uncomfortable and often requires surgical drainage if antibiotics and steroids are ineffective. The treatment is usually not painful and takes only a few minutes to perform. ...Read more

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Chalazion (stye) surgery over a month ago and the swelling won't go down. Help?

Chalazion (stye) surgery over a month ago and the swelling won't go down. Help?

Treatement?: What are you doing to treat the stye? I recomend warm compresses for 10-15 minutes 2-3 times a day. If this does not work, or your have been doing this, then you may need to consider incision and draining (minor surgical proceedure) or injection of steroid. Waiting and continuing the warm compresses can not hurt, and with time may resolve. ...Read more

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I have had Chalazion Removal surgery 1 wk ago; however, there still is a small firm nodule palpable at the sight. Should I start warm compress now?

I have had Chalazion Removal surgery 1 wk ago; however, there still is a small firm nodule palpable at the sight. Should I start warm compress now?

Depends: If it is a very small 'nubin', ie a mm or so, it will probably slowly go away by itselt without further treatment. But if it's larger, especially 3-4 mm, it may need hot packs and possible drops especially if there is still inflammation. A re-op may be needed if it is getting larger and not going away. ...Read more

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Visited ophthalmologist and said I have a chalazion but he won't do surgery because its small its over a year old so compresses won't help what can I do?

Visited ophthalmologist and said I have a chalazion but he won't do surgery because its small its over a year old so compresses won't help what can I do?

Not to worry: Chalazia are benign cystic lesions in the lids representing the end stage of the battle your body made with a stye. Once formed, the only issue is the appearance. I am guessing that yours is so small that it can only be felt and cannot be seen. It will cause no problems so unless you are frankly obsessed with its presence, you should follow the advice of your ophthalmologist. ...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