What is Chalazion (Eye Cyst)?

Chalazion (Eye Cyst)

A chalazion is a swelling that can develop on the inside of your eyelids. They are usually painless unless they become infected.

The condition is quite common. It can be treated with a hot compress. If the chalazion becomes inflamed or infection, antibiotics may be needed. In rare cases, surgery may be required.

A chalazion can occur when the Meibomian glands, which create an oily substance for tears, become blocked. The oil cannot drain properly and so builds up in the gland, causing a lump on the inside of your eyelid.

What are the symptoms of Chalazion?

  • A gradual swelling on the inside of your eyelid

What are the causes of Chalazion?

  • Eyelid inflamation
  • Medical condition
  • Diabetes

How do you treat Chalazion?

  • Hot compress
  • Antibiotics
  • Surgery