A Chalazion (otherwise known as a Meibomian Cyst) is a painless, nodule within the eyelid formed by a blockage in the oil-secreting Meibomian glands. The lesion is not of a suspicious nature and many will resolve with conservative management.
What are the Symptoms?
What are the Causes?
Both our upper and lower eyelids contain a network of secreting glands including the Meibomian glands.
These glands produce an oily secretion which covers the surface of our team film; preventing the otherwise watery layer from evaporating. Common bacteria on the eyelid margin can alter the consistency of these oils to cause blockages.
It is for this reason that Blepharitis and Chalazion are often co-existing problems. A Chalazion may even result from an inner-eyelid stye if the local infection stagnates and is retained.
What is the Diagnosis?
Warm compress and massage to the affected area over a period of sometimes weeks and months will often resolve a chalazion.
If the lesion is persistent and causing a cosmetic, visual or physical concern, then it may be removed with a minor procedure under local anaesthetic. This is typically reserved for Chalazion which have been unresponsive to treatment after a period of 3 months.
Choosing the right vision correction clinic for your surgery is paramount. This is a life changing procedure after all, and you need to have complete trust in your surgeon and care team of professionals.
More information about Eyelid Cyst Surgery
Eyelid cyst surgery is required to treat cases of persistent Chalazion which are unresponsive to first-line treatment for a period of 3 months.View Eyelid Cyst Surgery