CHALAZION TREATMENT AT THE DENVER OPHTHALMOLOGY CENTER
What is a Chalazion?
- Contagious disease
- Untreatable eye disorder
- Uncommon condition
A chalazion is a cyst that forms in a gland in your eyelid. When your meibomian glands become inflamed, they can trigger lump to form in your upper or lower eyelids. The lump is either firm to the touch or soft and filled with fluid.
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Who’s Most Likely to Develop a Chalazion?
- Those who have suffered from Seborrhea or dandruff of the lids.
- People who have thicker secretions via the meibomian gland, when compared with other individuals who have thinner meibum secretions
- Those diagnosed with acne rosacea, a skin condition that deals with the change in the oil glands of the face have an increased likelihood of contracting a chalazion
- Individuals who have had a chalazion before
Chalazion Diagnosis & Treatment
Here are some treatment options that could be recommended to treat your chalazion:
- Warm compresses and gentle massage – Warm compresses placed on the affected area can liquify meibum, boost blood circulation, and gentle massage can prompt drainage.
- Antibiotics – The eye doctor may prescribe ointments or eyedrops to apply after the warm compress.
- Surgery – Via small incision on the lid, a stubborn chalazion can be removed.
If you think you might have a chalazion, contact us at The Denver Ophthalmology Center so that we can take a closer look and give your eyes the special treatment they require.
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