What is Chalazion?
Symptoms of Chalazion
Causes of Chalazion
Risk factors for developing a chalazion
- Chronic blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids or eyelashes)
- Acne rosacea (redness due to blockage of blood vessels on the face)
- Seborrhoea (overactive sebaceous glands causing oily skin)
- Viral infection
Diagnosis of a Chalazion
The diagnosis of a chalazion is based on medical history and the physical examination of the eyes as well as eyelid margins.
Treatment for Chalazion
Most chalazia may subside without the need for any treatment in a few weeks to a month, but they often reoccur.
Treatment is the same as for a sty, which includes:
- Regular application of warm and wet compressions on your child’s eyes for about 15 minutes throughout the day.
- Topical antibiotic medication may also be prescribed for the eye.
- Children will be advised to maintain eye hygiene by regularly washing their hands and rinsing their eyes with warm water.
- Children are instructed not to rub or squeeze the affected area of the eye. When symptoms do not improve, surgical removal of the chalazion may be recommended.
- Eyelid Disorders
- Dry Eyes
- Tear Duct Obstruction
- Refractive Errors
- Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
- Herpetic Eye Disease
- Acute/ Chronic/Recurrent Iridocyclitis
- Chemical Burn
- Conjunctival & Corneal tear
- Repair of Conjunctival and Corneal tear
- Corneal Opacity
- Corneal Ulcer
- Ocular/Orbital Trauma
- Treatment of Ocular/Orbital trauma
- Eyelid Cyst
- Optic Nerve Atrophy
- Optic Neuropathy
- Pars Planitis/Intermediate Uveitis
- Posterior Uveitis
- Diseases of Cornea
- Temporal Arteritis
- Traumatic Iritis
- Ocular/Orbital Tumors
- Pediatric Eye Problems