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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 wont do surgery because its small its over a year old so compresses wont 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
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
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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