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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating chalazion?

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating chalazion?

Minimal effect: Tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) a fine combination product of tobramycin and Dexamethasone for topical use on the eye, will not penetrate into a formed chalazion. This is a cystic wall around the products of inflammation from a previous stye. Heat application in a diligent manner may get rid of the chalazion but some have to be surgically removed in a minor office procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective in treating a chalazion?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective in treating a chalazion?

No: More effective treatment is warm soaks 3-4 times per day. If this does not work in a few weeks, then it will need to be surgically treated. There is no ointment that has any significant effect on a chalazion. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) treating a chalazion?

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) treating a chalazion?

Not very: A chalazion is the cystic product of a stye which the body has surrounded with a wall. Tobrex (tobramycin) will not penetrate. You can try heat but if the lesion is obvious, large or bothersome , see your ophthalmologist for correction. ...Read more

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How useful is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating a chalazion?

Tobradex/ chalazions: Chalazions while not an inflection, are an inflammation, which the Dexamethasone in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a help. The tobramycin in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone), prevents secondary infection in the area of the chalazion concern is prolonged use, may cause a temprary elevation of the eye pressure (glaucoma) in some individuals....Use as directed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about good experience in treating a chalazion with tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Possibly useful: I commonly use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) and find it is a useful part of the treatment. The gold standard for treatment though is warm compresses to the chalazion 15 minutes per day 4 times per day. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) can help, but it is best in combination with warm compresses. Usually the combination is 75% successful. ...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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Does chalazion removal hurt?

Does chalazion removal hurt?

No: Local anesthesia is used and there typically is no discomfort. ...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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What are the causes of chalazion?

What are the causes of chalazion?

Clogged gland: A chalazion starts as a clogged oil gland in which the oil seeps into the tissue inciting an inflammatory reaction. ...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