A chalazion is an inflammation or “lump” in the lid or lid margin of your eyelid. Sometimes a chalazion can be relieved by using warm compresses. Instructions on how to apply a warm compress and how to perform proper lid hygiene will be given to you at your ophthalmic appointment.
Occasionally chalazia need surgical intervention. This minor procedure at our office allows our ophthalmologists to drain the chalazion to reduce the inflammation. Antibiotic medication may be prescribed by your ophthalmologist.