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How is surgery performed to remove chalazion under upper eyelid? Is the lid cut open, or is it removed from underneath? Worried about ugly scarring.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Underneath

This surgery is done under local, with special clamp that everts the lid and allows all the surgery to be done from underneath.
The skin is undisturbed and there will be no scar.

In brief: Underneath

This surgery is done under local, with special clamp that everts the lid and allows all the surgery to be done from underneath.
The skin is undisturbed and there will be no scar.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. David Eisenberg
Ophthalmology

In brief: Scar not a concern

Chalazia are removed from the inside of the eyelid and so do not result in a visible scar.

In brief: Scar not a concern

Chalazia are removed from the inside of the eyelid and so do not result in a visible scar.
Dr. David Eisenberg
Dr. David Eisenberg
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