illness person eye with sty and pus looking into cameraA chalazion is an often painful, inflammatory lump on the eyelid that results from the blockage of an oil-secreting Meimobian gland. It often starts as a small lump that quickly increases in size. The contents of a chalazion include blocked fatty secretions (lipids) that normally help spread the tear film evenly and reduce evaporation. A chalazion will often resolve with warm compresses and gentle massage of the eyelid.

However, a chalazion may become secondarily infected, and this is often associated with increased surrounding redness. The lump may feel warm and tender to touch. In these cases, antibiotic therapy may be required. Some chalazion persist for several weeks, and may surgical incision and drainage. Our specialists are able to assess your chalazion, and recommend treatment based on the clinical appearance. If indicated, surgical incision and drainage can be performed on the same day in the procedure room in our clinic, using local anaesthetic.


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