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How long do you let a chalazion go before you visit an ophthalmologist?

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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 3-4 weeks

We usually recommend 3-4 weeks of waiting and conservative treatment with warm compresses.
Most will resolve without need for intervention.

In brief: 3-4 weeks

We usually recommend 3-4 weeks of waiting and conservative treatment with warm compresses.
Most will resolve without need for intervention.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Daniel Bustos
Ophthalmology

In brief: As long as you wish

Chalazia, in and of themselves, don't harm the eye, though if they are big enough they can either obstruct or blur the vision.
Hot compresses, 10 mins, 4x/day for 3 weeks will often get hese to resolve, but if they don't and you want it gone, that is the time to see the ophthalmologist.

In brief: As long as you wish

Chalazia, in and of themselves, don't harm the eye, though if they are big enough they can either obstruct or blur the vision.
Hot compresses, 10 mins, 4x/day for 3 weeks will often get hese to resolve, but if they don't and you want it gone, that is the time to see the ophthalmologist.
Dr. Daniel Bustos
Dr. Daniel Bustos
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