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Halloween SafetyOctober 21, 2017
Overview of Chalazion
Are you noticing lumps in or along your eyelids? There is a good chance you may be experiencing chalazion. Similar to a stye, chalazion occurs when a firm lump or cyst in the eyelid forms due to the oil gland becoming blocked. In some cases, a stye may develop into chalazion.
Some of the symptoms of chalazion may be:
- A small red bump or pimple that grows slowly, but eventually becomes large enough to interfere with your vision
- Inflammation and swelling around the eye
Most chalazion need treatment. Make sure not to squeeze or open the chalazion on your own during this time but do the following method to encourage healing:
- Apply a warm, wet compress. Doing this three to six times a day can help chalazion heal quicker, and open the blocked pore to begin healing
- Avoid wearing makeup or contact lenses until the chalazion has healed
In some cases it may require a steroid ointment or a procedure to remove the chalazion. If the chalazion does not get better, please call 407-841-1490!
The best way to treat chalazion is with prevention. Following a few simple suggestions will help to avoid the annoying inconvenience of chalazion.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes. This can let bacteria in that can eventually lead to the formation of chalazion. If you must rub your eyes, wash your hands first.
- Replace makeup, especially mascara, at least every six months. Bacteria can grow in makeup.
- Treat any irritation of infection promptly
Please call us immediately if you feel concerned about any conditions you are experiencing. The health of your eyes is as important to us as it is to you!
Boutique Eye Orlando/Dr. Haas
Brian D. Haas MD, PL
415 Briercliff Drive