Chalazion is a common inflammation of the eyelid. Specifically, it is located in the glands on the rim of the eyelids, that are termed moebomius glands and it is caused by their obstruction. Chalazion is often due to impaired production of sebum of the glands. In chalazion, the eyelid is swollen, irritated, disturbing, reddens a lot and touchwise feels like it has created a small ball.
Chalazion is treated in one of the following ways:
- warm compresses / fomentations: to retreat inflammation
- synthetic tears: for eye irritation
- antibiotic with cortisone (eye ointment) when the patches are deemed insufficient
- surgery (opening): if after resolution of the acute inflammatory, the swelling remains