A chalazion is a lump in the upper or lower eyelid. The Meibomian glands in your eyelids secrete the natural oily material needed to keep your eye lubricated. Occasionally, these glands can become blocked and/or infected leading to the chalazion. The lump can be soft or firm.
Fortunately a chalazion is very common and usually goes away without the need for surgical intervention.
How is a chalazion treated?
Initial treatment of chalazion includes warm compress of the eyelid accompanied with an eyelid massage to promote movement of the oil in the Meibomian glands.
In addition, we may prescribe an antibiotic drop or ointment to be used regularly with the warm compress and massage. If the chalazion persists and is causing an unsightly lump, it can be removed surgically as a quick and simple procedure under local anaesthesia in our rooms.