How to Treat Chalazion?

  • October 10, 2023
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How to Treat Chalazion?

What is a Chalazion?

A chalazion is a small, painless lump or swelling in the eyelid, resulting from a blockage in one of the small oil glands (meibomian glands). This blockage leads to the accumulation of oil, causing the gland to become swollen and form a chalazion. Your eyelids have small glands that produce oil to maintain eye moisture. If one of these glands becomes blocked, it can result in a painless, swollen condition known as a chalazion.

Why Does a Chalazion Occur?

Chalazia are often a result of meibomian gland dysfunction, which can be triggered by factors such as:

  1. Bacterial Infections: In some cases, a bacterial infection of the meibomian gland can lead to the development of a chalazion.
  2. Chronic Blepharitis: Inflammation of the eyelid margins, known as blepharitis, can contribute to meibomian gland dysfunction and chalazion formation.
  3. Blockage of Oil Glands: Anything that causes a blockage in the meibomian glands, such as debris or thickened oil, can lead to the development of a chalazion.