What you need to know about getting chalazion treatment in Brooklyn and Manhattan

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Chalazion explained

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A chalazion is a common condition which can be described as a small lump, cyst or nodule on your eyelid.

Other symptoms can include:

  • Eyelid discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Infection

A chalazion is caused by a blocked oil gland in your eyelid.

A blocked oil gland can arise from:

  • Blepharitis
  • Rosacea
  • A previous chalazion
  • Demodicosis
  • Gastrointestinal inflammation
  • Smoking

We can diagnose a chalazion by taking a close look at the lump on your eyelid and asking you questions about your symptoms and medical history.

We will also conduct an examination of:

  • Your eye, including lid structure, skin texture and eyelash appearance
  • The lid margins

To treat chalazia, we can use the following methods:

  • Regular massage and warm compresses can help reduce the swelling and soften the oils in the blocked gland, helping it to drain
  • Antibiotic-steroid eye drops
  • A surgical incision to drain the gland

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