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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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Dr. James Lin
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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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Someone- please help! i think I have a chalazion?

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?

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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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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