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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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

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How can I get rid of a chalazion?

How can I get rid of a chalazion?

Warm compress: Warm compresses can help early on, otherwise an antibiotic/steroid ointment (dr prescription required) will help. Finally, they can be excised if all else fails. ...Read more

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What is the cancer from chalazion?

What is the cancer from chalazion?

Rare: Sebaceous carcinoma is extremely rare but can masquerade as a chalazion. I've heard of cancers appearing in longstanding chalazions; whether this is cause and effect, an ophthalmologist might know. It's good to send the material from an excised chalazion to the lab to be sure. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chalazion?

What is the treatment for chalazion?

Warm compresses: First step is to apply heat to your eyelid to melt the blockage causing the chalazion. The best way is to boil an egg, wrap it in cloth and put it over the eye, 10 min on, 10 min off. You can also microwave a sock with rice in it and use it. Just make sure whatever you use stays hot for 10 minutes. If that doesn't work, have your eye doc drain it. ...Read more

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Does a hordeolum look like chalazion?

Does a hordeolum look like chalazion?

Yes, but less intens: There are several different glands associated with the the eyelashes. Any of these glands can become inflamed and appear as a red, tender or painful swelling at the edge of the eyelid or hordeolum. The meibomian glands produce oil that forms the outer most layer of the tear film to prevent evaporation. Complete blockage of a meibomian gland is a chalazion (stye), large, swollen and painful. ...Read more

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Is chalazion different from hordeolum?

Yes: A hordeolum is when an oil gland (mebomian gland) eyelid margin becomes clogged and inflamed. It is usually red, swollen, and tender. A chalazion is the chronic form of a hordeolum, but the inflammation, redness, tenderness resolves and a nodule of bump is left in the eyelid. ...Read more

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How does a chalazion differ from a stye?

One's an infection: A stye is an infected eyelid gland. A chalazion is an inflammed eyelid gland. Styes are sore. Chalazia are not. ...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 get rid of a chalazion fasstt?

How can I get rid of a chalazion fasstt?

See Eye MD: The fastest way is incision and curettage, but sometimes a steroid injection will work as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent chalazion cysts?

What can I do to prevent chalazion cysts?

Eyelid hygiene: Cleaning your eyelids twice daily will reduce the incidence of chalazion. Also taking flax seed oil (2 capsules per day) will help. ...Read more

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Can my eyelashes grow back after chalazions?

Can my eyelashes grow back after chalazions?

Yes: Yes, as long as the lash follicles wer't damaged. It might take. Few weeks though. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a chalazion or a stye?

Different stages: An internal stye, instead of going away, sometimes is surrounded by a cystic wall called a chalazion. Styes are tender, inflamed, red and active. Chalazion feel like a pea in the lid, and are not tender or inflamed. They can be surgically removed in an ophthalmologists office if they are bothersome. ...Read more

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How can I stop recurrence of stye or chalazion?

Facial hygiene: Avoid touching your face, wash your face twice daily, eyelid wipes at bedtime and remove makeup completely before going to bed ...Read more

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What are the homeopathic remedies for chalazions?

What are the homeopathic remedies for chalazions?

Yes: For styes that are relatively painless & on upper eyelid, pulsatilla may be helpful. These may also have a yellow or greenish discharge. Warm compresses may help too! For styes that are very painful and hypersensitive to touch or cold, hepar sulphuris may work. Then for styes with swelling of the lid & burning and/or stinging pains aggravated by heat and relieved by cold -- apis may help. ...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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Recurrant chalazions; how can they be prevented?

Recurrant chalazions; how can they be prevented?

Heat pack: Heat pack, baby shampoo wash and omega 3 essential fatty acid by mouth may help. If does not go away after 1-2 weeks please see your ophthalmologist. You may need antibiotic combined with steroid treatment. If it does not help then you may need a surgical cleaning of the stye or steroid injection. If its happening at the same location then it may need to be checked out by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Do you know are sty and chalazion the same thing?

Sty v chalazion: A sty is an infected gland in the lid, . While a chalazion is not. The chalazion is meibomian or gland that produces the oil part of the tear film, whose excretion has been pushed into the surrounding tissue, this causes inflammation, and the body walls off. Both can be treated early with warm compresses 3-4x per day. But the sty may requuire antibiotic drops or ointment. ...Read more

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Can a teen be put to sleep for chalazion removal?

Can a teen be put to sleep for chalazion removal?

Chalazion: You can be put to sleep but since this is minor surgery you are better off if you have it done under local. ...Read more

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In what way is chalazion different from hordeolum?

Different stages: Hordeolum is another name for a stye. These ;are active, red and inflamed. Chalazia are the end results of the bodies attempt to clean up a stye in which case it simply walls it off leaving a cystic, pea like nodule in the lid. These are usually not tender, not inflamed and not red. They can be removed surgically if desired. ...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