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Chalazions Treatments


A chalazion will often disappear on its own. Treatment may include:

  • Self-care—A warm compresses is applied to the affected eyelid several times a day.
  • Medication—Corticosteroid is injected into the chalazion. This is done by an ophthalmologist, but is rarely required. Topical antibiotics can be used if a secondary infection of the chalazion develops.
  • Surgery—This involves the surgical incision and draining of a chalazion. The procedure is usually performed in the office with a local injection of numbing medicine by an ophthalmologist. Surgery may be done when the chalazion:
    • Does not respond to other treatment
    • Is growing very rapidly or very large

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