Chalazion refers to a small, red bump on the lower part of your eyelid. The cyst might also be called an eyelid cyst or a meibomian cyst. Blockage of a meibomian gland causes it to form slowly.
A chalazion is painful at first but usually stops hurting after a short while. It is most commonly found on the upper eyelids but can also form on the lower eyelids from time to time.
Treatment Options For Chalazion
The majority of chalazion cases can be treated at home. There is usually no sign of chalazia for a month or less after it occurs.
It is never a good idea to press on or pop a chalazion. If you do this, you could injure your eye. As an alternative to home treatment, consider the following:
● Compresses soaked in warm water:
● Clean washcloths should be soaked in warm water. Apply it to the affected eye and hold it there for 15 minutes. The blocked oil gland can be opened by doing this three times a day.
● Massage: Massage the eyelid gently several times a day. Each day, massage lightly to medium pressure for a few minutes. Oil glands can be unblocked with gentle massage.
● Good hygiene: When you have a chalazion, avoid wearing eye makeup. The area surrounding the chalazion should be kept clean after draining. Taking good care of your eyes and avoiding touching them is essential.
Is a chalazion a stye?
The chalazion is not the same as a style but can occur because of one. An infection of the gland caused by bacteria is called a stye. Having a stye can be painful. In most cases, chalazion doesn’t cause pain and appears farther back on the eyelid than a chalazion does.
What causes chalazia?
The development of chalazia is caused by something blocking one of the small oil glands in the eyelid. Eyes are kept moist by these glands. Blockages cause glands to retain oil and swell. The fluid will drain eventually, leaving a hard lump on your eyelid.
Chalazia can also be caused by:
● Rosacea (a skin condition characterized by redness and acne).
● Chronic blepharitis of the eyelids causes inflammation (redness, swelling, and irritation).
● A skin condition characterized by redness, dryness, flaking, and itching (seborrheic dermatitis).
● TB (Tuberculosis).
● A viral infection.
How long will I have a chalazion?
With proper home management, a chalazion should heal within a week. In the case of untreated chalazion, the healing process can take between four and six weeks.The chances of getting another chalazion are high if you already have one. Good hygiene can prevent chalazia in the future.
Treatment options can include:
- Warm Compress
- Surgical Removal