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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. 

Symptoms of a Chalazion
  • A gradual swelling on the inside of your eyelid
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Causes of a Chalazion
  • Eyelid inflamation
  • Medical condition
  • Diabetes
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Treatment of a Chalazion
  • Hot compress
  • Antibiotics
  • Surgery
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