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How Long Do You Let A Chalazion Go Before You Visit An Ophthalmologist
I have multiple styes or chalazions I'm not sure which, should I see an ophthalmologist or optometrist?
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
I have a chalazion and the ophthalmologist suggested a steroid injection. I read online that this can cause skin atrophy. Is this true? : (Scared.
A few new things: You were probably referred by an ophthalmologist for some condition in which the nervous system and eyes interact. Many of the tests are the same but the emphasis will be more on how the eyes are having difficulty due to nervous system problems. You probably will think the exams are similar but the interpretation will be more in depth in the direction of the brain and nerves. ...Read more
Depends: If I want a good house, I go to an architect who studied design & material use & can incorporate it in a workable design. Although a carpenter might put up a great house on their own, I would not expect it to be of equal quality. The analogy is simple, optometrists & ophthalmologists study design & materials while opticians translate the designs/rx into proper frames & fit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I keep going with hot compresses will it help get rid of a chalazion that's been here for so long?
Maybe: It could help even at this point. There is no drawback to trying. ...Read more
How long do I wait for a chalazion to go away? I'm using prescribed gentamicin sulfate opthalmic solution, and have been doing so for about five days
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
4 weeks ago it was surgery for abscess chalazion. Red swelling is getting smaller but consist. How long it would be, what could I make to reduce it?
Scar: This could be scar tissue. Give it another two weeks, then see MD if tender and still there. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When healed: I would wait until eyelid tenderness ; swelling has resolved. Also, be sure no eye redness before restarting cl wear. ...Read more
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
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
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