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A CHALAZION IS AN ENLARGEMENT OF AN OIL-PRODUCING GLAND IN THE EYELID CALLED THE MEIBOMIAN GLAND.  iT FORMS WHEN THE GLAND OPENING BECOMES CLOGGED WITH OIL SECRETIONS.  iT IS NOT CAUSED BY AN INFECTION FROM BACTERIA, AND IT IS NOT CANCEROUS. A CHALAZION IS SOMETIMES CONFUSED WITH A STYE, WHICH ALSO APPEARS AS A LUMP ON THE EYELID.  a STYE IS A RED, SORE LUMP NEAR THE EDGE OF THE EYELID CAUSED BY AN INFECTED EYELASH FOLLICLE.  CHALZIA TEND TO DEVELOP FARTHER FROM THE EDGE OF THE EYELID THAN STYES. ABOUT 25% OF CHALAZIA HAVE NO SYMPTOMS AND WILL DISAPPEAR WITHOUT ANY TREATMENT.  sOMETIMES, HOWEVER, A CHALZION MAY BECOME RED, SWOLLEN AND TENDER.  a LARGER CHALAZION MAY ALSO CAUSE BLURRED VISION BY DISTORTING THE SHAPE OF THE EYE. OCCASIONALLY, A CHALZION CAN CAUSE THE ENTIRE EYELID TO SWELL SUDDENLY. SYMPTOMS ARE TREATED WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS: WARM COMPRESSES HELP TO CLEAR THE CLOGGED GLAND WHEN APPLIED TO THE LID FOR 10-15 MINUTES THREE TO FOUR TIMES A DAY UNTIL THE CHALAZION IS GONE. aNTIBIOTIC OINTMENTS AND STEROID INJECTIONS TO RDUCE INFLAMATION ARE ALSO USED WHEN NECESSARY. IF THE CHALAZION DOES NOT RESPOND TO OTHER TREATMENTS, SURGICAL REMOVAL MAY BE INDICATED AND CAN BE PERFORMED IN THE OPHTHALMOLOGIST OFFICE UNDER  LOCAL ANESTHESIA.




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