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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Can I wear contact lenses with a chalazion under my eyelid?

Can I wear contact lenses with a chalazion under my eyelid?

Yes: In theory, yes. But chalazions may compress on the eye surface, so if the contact lens does not feel right, take it out. Also, if the chalazion becomes infected, you should remove the contact lens. Read more

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This: This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. Read more

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How long after chalazion removal before wear contacts?

How long after chalazion removal before wear contacts?

When healed: I would wait until eyelid tenderness ; swelling has resolved. Also, be sure no eye redness before restarting cl wear. 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

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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How could I have gotten a pyogenic granuloma on top of a chalazion in my eyelid only in 5 weeks? I did have old contacts in& kept poking at it. I'm 28

Not serious: Pyogenic granulomas are benign healing type overgrowths of mucosal tissue. They can form with any irritation or surgery that goes through the mucosa of the lining of the eye. It is nothing that you had control over. These can be easily removed without scarring or discomfort by your ophthalmologist. Read more

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Can chalazion's happen in 20somes due to dirty old contacts and wiping eyes without cleaning hands? Any why would they need to be surigically removed

A mystery: No one really understands why styes and chalazions form. They occur in all socioeconomic and hygienic groups and are no more common in those living in what we would feel are filthy environments. Removal is done when they are obviously large, are persistent or cause symptoms. Small ones can be left in place with no harm. Read more

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How can I get a chalazion?

How can I get a chalazion?

Acute stye: Can turn into a chalazion after it's walled off by the body. Read more

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Can chalazion have to be removed?

Can chalazion have to be removed?

No: Sometimes conservative treatment with warm compresses will cause them to resolve. Some will resolve with an injection of steroids. Read more

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Can you tell me about chalazions?

Lump in lid: When you get a stye, the body activates a defense, creating inflammation of the lid. In most cases the battle is won and all clears up. But in a few cases, the body almost wins but protects itself by sealing off the infection with a wall which is a cystic structure called a chalazion. These are benign, can last along time and can be removed if too big. Read more

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I have a chalazion. What can I do?

I have a chalazion. What can I do?

Try heat: This is one of the end products of the lids battle to remove a stye in which it walls off the infected tissue. Frequent applications of very hot washcloths can sometimes get rid of it. Otherwise, if it is obvious and bothersome, your ophthalmologist can remove it in a minor office procedure. Read more

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How to deal with a recurring chalazion?

How to deal with a recurring chalazion?

Try omega-3: You could try taking flax seed oil capsules, 1000mg twice daily orally to improve the oil content in the gland that causes the chalazion (meibomian gland). Another alternative is daily Doxycycline capsules. Read more

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Are there any home remedies for chalazions?

Are there any home remedies for chalazions?

Yes: Yes. Frequent warm compresses and lid scrubs (ocusoft plus works well). If no improvement, go see an eye doctor. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chalazion?

Blocked oil gland: 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 need medicine and drainage. Read more

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What if you had a chalazion for 3 months, what do you do?

What if you had a chalazion for 3 months, what do you do?

Observe or surgery: Make sure it's the correct diagnosis, then evaluation for removal if very large or troublesome and not improving on its own. Read more

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I have a recurrent corneal errosion beneath a chalazion. Options?

I have a recurrent corneal errosion beneath a chalazion. Options?

Different: Chalazion is a stye on the lid but recurrent erosion is on the cornea. These are two different problems. Recurrent erosion develops where the person had a corneal abrasion. Read more

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Does accutane cause chalazions?

Does accutane cause chalazions?

No: There is no relationship between the administration of Acutane and the formation of chalazia. Read more

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How can I get rid of a chalazion?

Heat and/or surgery: Discuss this with your ophthalmolgist. Some chalazia will absorb with application of heat. Others will only respond to surgical excision which can be done as a minor procedure in most ophthalmology offices. Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

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