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Chalazion | Eyelid Cyst | Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

A chalazion is a common condition affecting the eyelid and is caused by a blockage of a gland in the eyelid. The swelling (cyst) is usually felt as a small lump. Rarely, it can become infected. If it is causing problems and does not settle on its own, it can be treated with an injection or removed with a small operation.

What is a chalazion?

Eye with upper eyelid chalazion

A chalazion is a small (2-8 mm) fluid-filled swelling (cyst) in the eyelid. It is common and sometimes called a meibomian cyst or tarsal cyst. A chalazion is more common on the upper eyelid. It is possible to have several at once, in more than one eyelid. It is not the same as a stye.

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What causes a chalazion?

There are tiny glands just under the inner surface of the eyelid, called meibomian glands. These make an oily fluid called meibum to help lubricate the eye. If the gland becomes blocked then the meibum cannot escape into the tears. It may expand into a swelling (cyst) and leak into the eyelid tissue. This becomes inflamed. Over time, inflammation causes a lump (or granuloma) to form in the eyelid. This is a firm, solid lump that remains for a long time. This lump is the chalazion.

Chalazion is more common in people who have the eye condition blepharitis, or skin conditions such as eczema, because in these conditions the meibum tends to be thicker so the gland is more easily blocked. See separate leaflets called Stye and Blepharitis for more details.

What are the symptoms of a chalazion?

  • The usual symptom is a small lump which develops on an eyelid.
  • Sometimes it causes mild pain or irritation, particularly if it has just started – this usually settles.
  • Rarely, it gets infected. It then becomes more swollen, red and painful.
  • Sight is not affected, although very occasionally it can become big enough to press on the eyeball and distort vision.

What is the treatment for a chalazion?

  • No treatment may be necessary as up to half of people get better without any treatment. This can take between two and six months but if the chalazion is not causing you any problems, it is probably best just to watch and wait.
  • Hot compresses help to ease discomfort. Hold a clean flannel that has been in hot water gently but firmly against the closed eye for 5-10 minutes, 3-4 times a day. Sometimes this warmth and slight pressure is enough to soften the contents of the fluid-filled swelling (cyst), helping it drain more easily. (The water should be hot but comfortable and not scalding.)
  • Antibiotic ointments, drops and medicines are not recommended as they do not make any difference – the contents of the cyst are infection-free (sterile).
  • Massage of the cyst after using a hot compress can encourage the cyst to drain. Do this gently, with a clean finger or cotton bud, in the direction of the eyelashes.
  • Cleaning the eyelid twice per day removes grease and dead skin cells that may contribute to cysts forming. A weak solution of baby shampoo in warm water is ideal.
  • A small operation is an option if it is troublesome or persistent. Your GP can refer you to an eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) for this. The operation is usually done under local anaesthetic, although children and some adults may not tolerate this and may require general anaesthetic. The eyelid is numbed. A small cut is then made on the inside of the eyelid to release the contents of the cyst and it is scraped out. After surgery antibiotic drops or ointment are commonly prescribed.

Are there any complications?

Most chalazia cause no problems. Rarely, a cyst can become infected and this infection can spread to involve the whole eyelid and tissues surrounding the eye. The eyelid may be very swollen and red. You might not be able to open the eye and you may have a lot of pain and a high temperature (fever). If you develop this type of complication, called orbital cellulitis, you need to see a medical professional urgently. Treatment of orbital cellulitis is with antibiotics, usually into a vein (intravenously) via a drip, in hospital.

Will it happen again?

For most people a chalazion occurs just once. However, some people are prone to developing them and they may come back (recur). You may be able to prevent this by using a hot compress on the eyelids (described above) and massaging the eyelids each morning.

What is a Chalazion? | What is a Stye?

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Styes and chalazions are both lumps in or along the edge of the eyelid.

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What is a stye?

A stye is a small, visible bump on the edge of the eyelid. They can be caused be an overgrowth of bacteria, a blocked gland, or poor hygiene. It can also be associated with allergies. A stye is an active infection. They can form on the inside or outside of your eyelid, and can make the entire eyelid swell. Sometimes it feels like something is in the eye and can cause irritation. They can sometimes cause light sensitivity, tearing, or crustiness along the edge of the eyelid.

How long does a stye last?

A stye usually lasts for two to five days, but can remain for up to ten days.

What is a chalazion?

Chalazions often appear at the edge of the eyelid, farther back on the eyelid than styes. The entire eyelid rarely swells and they are usually not painful. If it is large enough, it can press on the eyeball and cause blurry vision. They are usually caused by a clogged oil gland. Chalazions, however, are not active infections. A chalazion usually manifests itself as a bump on the eyelid.

You are more likely to develop a stye or chalazion if you have blepharitis, certain skin conditions, diabetes, or a history of them.

How long does a chalazion last?

Usually, a chalazion will disappear without treatment after a few weeks to a month.

How do you treat them?

If they do not resolve on their own, apply warm compresses to the site four or five times a day. Cleaning the area may also help. An over-the-counter eyelid scrub or foam once a day can clean the area and decrease the amount of bacteria there. Gently massaging the eyelid may also open the gland.

Avoid wearing contact lenses or makeup, and do not apply lotions to your skin.

If they don’t go away on its own or it gets worse, medical treatment may be needed. In some cases, the doctor may prescribe an antibiotic or steroid. In other cases, they may have to make an incision or lance them in order to drain them.

It is not recommended that patients lance them themselves with needles, as that can lead to infection.

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*All information courtesy of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Chalazion fact sheet | Children’s Health Queensland

A chalazion, also known as a meibomian cyst, is an infected lump in the eyelid caused by a blocked meibomian gland. It is a common condition and is usually painless. The lumps are about the size of a small pea but often vary in size and may disappear then reappear several times before settling down. A chalazion is not contagious, and eye sight is not affected.

Care at home

Most chalazions will spontaneously get better without medical intervention within a few months. Below are some treatments you can do at home to assist this process and possibly prevent them from coming back.

Apply warm compress and massage the eyeline

Use a clean, warmed (using hot water) washcloth held firmly against the closed eyelid for 2 – 5 minutes, 2 – 5 times per day. After applying the warmed washcloth, use a clean finger with a short fingernail or a cotton bud and massage towards the eyelashes with the eye closed. This can assist in easing any discomfort and encourages the chalazion to go away.

Keep the eye clean

Wash the eyes and face frequently with a clean facecloth. The eye can be bathed and flushed once to twice per day with a salt solution made using the following method:

  1. Boil water
  2. Put 1 teaspoon of ordinary table salt in a clean cup
  3. Add 250ml of boiling water and stir to dissolve
  4. Allow to cool to room temperature

Thoroughly clean your hands before and after you bathe the eye and surrounding areas with solution.

Antibiotic eye drops or tablets are only required if the chalazion/s becomes swollen, red and sore to touch, and does not improve with the above treatments.

Very occasionally the chalazion may require specialist treatment by an Ophthalmologist. This may even involve a small operation to drain the chalazion. Further information will be provided to you at the eye clinic appointment.

You should never attempt to “pop” or cut the chalazion with any sharp objects. This is extremely dangerous and can result in serious damage to the eye.

What if your child gets an infection?

Rarely the cyst can get infected, and this infection can spread to involve the whole eyelid and tissues surrounding the eye.

If any of the following signs of infection occur, please seek medical advice immediately:

  • Swelling of the skin around the chalazion
  • Redness or discolouration of the area
  • Warmth and tenderness of affected area
  • Fever
  • Acutely sticky, red eye with severe amounts of discharge
  • Child is unable to open affected eye

Contact us

Outpatients – Ophthalmology (2d)
Level 2, Queensland Children’s Hospital
501 Stanley Street, South Brisbane
t  07 3068 2630  |  07 3068 1111 (general enquiries)
e [email protected]

In an emergency, always call 000.

If it’s not an emergency but you have any concerns, contact 13 Health (13 43 2584). Qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it. You can phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Incision and Curettage of Chalazia and Hordeola

Surgical Treatment

Chronic, cyst-like lesions that have not resolved with several weeks of lid margin scrubs and warm compresses may require surgical management. Topical eye drops and a local injection provide anesthesia to the eyelid area. A chalazion clamp is applied to the affected area and helps evert and stabilize the eyelid during the procedure. A posterior incision (on the inside of the eyelid), excision of the posterior cyst-like wall, and curettage of the involved area is performed as an office procedure with local anesthetic. Less frequently, an anterior incision is made through the skin if the lesion is “pointing” through the skin. If the skin overlying a chalazion/hordeolum has become thin and damaged due to chronic inflammation, then suture wound repair is occasionally indicated. Eye patches are not typically needed. A combined antibiotic-steroid eye drop (daily use) and/or ointment (evening use) may be prescribed for one week. Ice packs should be applied the first few days following the procedure and then warm compresses may be resumed.

What to Expect Following Chalazion or Stye Removal

Recovery from chalazion and stye surgery varies from patient to patient and will also depend on the size, number, and location of the chalazia requiring removal. Swelling and redness of the area will be greatest during the first 3-4 days and slowly resolve over a few weeks. Some drainage may be experienced for up to 2-3 weeks as most of the wound healing occurs on the inside of the eyelid. During this time the eyelids may occasionally stick together, particularly upon awakening. The recovery from chalazion and stye surgery tends to be longer than other limited eyelid procedures (biopsies, mole or skin tag removal, etc.

Eyelid Margin Lesions

Small lesions involving the eyelid margin (near the base of the eyelashes) are frequently the most difficult to manage. Aggressive surgical management may result in lid margin deformities necessitating further eyelid reconstructive procedures. Local injections of corticosteroids may rarely be helpful with difficult marginal lesions.

Recurrent Chalazia

Chalazia that recur despite appropriate surgical management should be biopsied to determine if an occult malignant lesion, such as sebaceous cell carcinoma exists.

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Chalazion surgery

Chalazion is a cyst in the eyelid due to a blocked oil gland. They are typically in the middle of the eyelid, red, and non painful. They tend to come on gradually over a few weeks.

A chalazion may occur following a stye or from hardened oils blocking the gland.  The blocked gland is usually the meibomian gland but can also be the gland of Zeis. A stye and cellulitis may appear similar. A stye, however, is usually more sudden in onset, painful, and occurs at the edge of the eyelid.Cellulitis is also typically painful.

Treatment is initiated with warm compresses. If this is not effective injecting steroids into the lesion may be tried. If large, incision and drainage may be recommended. While relatively common the frequency of the condition is unknown. The term is from the Greek “khalazion” meaning “small hailstone.

Signs and symptoms

Eyelid affected by a chalazion

  • Painless swelling on the eyelid
  • Eyelid tenderness typically none to mild
  • Increased tearing
  • Heaviness of the eyelid
  • Redness of conjunctiva


A large chalazion can cause astigmatism due to pressure on the cornea.

As laser eye surgery involves shaping the cornea by burning parts of it away, weakening its structure, post-operation patients can be left predisposed to deformation of the cornea from small chalazia.

Complications including hypopigmentation may occur with corticosteroid injection.

Recurring chalazia in the same area may sometimes be a symptom of sebaceous cell carcinoma, albeit rarely.

Sometimes, as a last resort, surgery is performed. The eyelid is injected with a local anesthetic, a clamp is put on the eyelid, then the eyelid is turned over, an incision is made on the inside of the eyelid, and the chalazion is drained and scraped out with a curette. A scar on the upper lid can cause discomfort as some patients feel the scar as they blink. Of course, as surgeries are intrusive and damage healthy tissue (e.g., leaving behind scar tissue or possibly even causing blepharitis), given other options, less intrusive treatment is always preferable. Similarly, chalazia may recur once the eye is predisposed and surgical intervention each time is not possible. So surgery should be considered only as a last resort, performed on as few as 5% of all chalazia patients.

Blocked meibomian glands may also be treatable with hot towels, which soften the oils in the gland.


A chalazion or meibomian cyst can sometimes be mistaken for a stye.

Differential diagnosis

  • Sebaceous gland adenoma
  • Sebaceous gland carcinoma
  • Sarcoid granuloma
  • Foreign body granuloma


A large chalazion ca. 20 minutes upon excision. This bipartite chalazion was removed via two separate incisions. Further along the lower eyelid, signs of chronic inflammation (Blepharitis) are visible.

Topical antibiotic eye drops or ointment (e.g., chloramphenicol or fusidic acid) are sometimes used for the initial acute infection, but are otherwise of little value in treating a chalazion. Chalazia will often disappear without further treatment within a few months, and virtually all will reabsorb within two years.Healing can be facilitated by applying a warm compress to the affected eye for approximately 15 minutes 4 times per day. This promotes drainage and healing by softening the hardened oil that is occluding the duct.

If they continue to enlarge or fail to settle within a few months, smaller lesions may be injected with a corticosteroid, or larger ones may be surgically removed using local anesthesia. This is usually done from underneath the eyelid to avoid a scar on the skin. If the chalazion is located directly under the eyelid’s outer tissue, however, an excision from above may be more advisable so as not to inflict any unnecessary damage on the lid itself. Eyelid epidermis usually mends well, without leaving any visible scar. Depending on the chalazion’s texture, the excision procedure varies: while fluid matter can easily be removed under minimal invasion, by merely puncturing the chalazion and exerting pressure upon the surrounding tissue, hardened matter usually necessitates a larger incision, through which it can be scraped out. Any residual matter should be metabolized in the course of the subsequent healing process, generally aided by regular appliance of dry heat. The excision of larger chalazia may result in visible hematoma around the lid, which will wear off within three or four days, whereas the swelling may persist for longer. Chalazion excision is an ambulant treatment and normally does not take longer than fifteen minutes. Nevertheless, owing to the risks of infection and severe damage to the eyelid, such procedures should only be performed by a medical professional.

Chalazia may recur, and they will usually be biopsied to rule out the possibility of a tumour.


Classic lipogranulomatous response seen in a well-developed chalazion

Chalazion surgery is a simple procedure that is generally performed as a day operation, and the person does not need to remain in the hospital for further medical care.

Chalazion removal surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia. Commonly, general anesthesia is administered in children to make sure they stay still and no injury to the eye occurs. Local anesthesia is used in adults and it is applied with a small injection into the eyelid. The discomfort of the injection is minimized with the help of an anesthetic cream, which is applied locally.

The chalazion may be removed in two ways, depending on the size of cyst. Relatively small chalazia are removed through a small cut at the back of the eyelid. The surgeon lifts the eyelid to access the back of its surface and makes an incision of approximately 3mm just on top of the chalazion. The lump is then removed, and pressure is applied for a few minutes to stop any oozing of blood that may occur because of the operation. Surgery of small chalazia does not require stitches, as the cut is at the back of the eyelid and therefore the cut cannot be seen, and the cosmetic result is excellent.

Larger chalazia are removed through an incision in front of the eyelid. Larger chalazia usually push on the skin of the eyelid, and this is the main reason why doctors prefer removing them this way. The incision is not usually larger than 3mm and it is made on top of the chalazion. The lump is removed and then pressure is applied on the incision to prevent oozing. This type of surgery is closed with very fine stitches. They are hardly visible and are usually removed within a week after the surgery has been performed. Although chalazia are rarely dangerous, it is common to send the chalazion or part of it to a laboratory to screen for cancer.

When surgery for a chalazion is considered, patients who take aspirin or any other blood-thinning medications are advised to stop taking them one week prior to the procedure as they may lead to uncontrollable bleeding. There are several tests taken prior to surgery to make sure the patient is in good condition for the operation.

In rare cases, patients are kept overnight in the hospital after chalazion surgery. This includes cases in which complications occurred and the patient needs to be closely monitored. In most cases however, patients are able to go home after the operation has ended.

The recovery process is easy and quite fast. Most patients experience some very minor discomfort in the eye, which can be easily controlled by taking painkilling medication. Patients are, however, recommended to avoid getting water in the eye for up to 10 days after surgery. They may wash, bathe, or shower, but they must be careful to keep the area dry and clean. Makeup may be worn after at least one month post-operatively. Patients are recommended to not wear contact lenses in the affected eye for at least eight weeks to prevent infections and potential complications.

Commonly, patients receive eye drops to prevent infection and swelling in the eye and pain medication to help them cope with the pain and discomfort in the eyelid and eye. One can use paracetamol(acetominophen) rather than aspirin to control the pain. Also, after surgery, a pad and protective plastic shield are used to apply pressure on the eye in order to prevent leakage of blood after the operation; this may be removed 6 to 8 hours after the procedure.

People who undergo chalazion surgery are normally asked to visit their eye surgeon for post-op follow-up three to four weeks after surgery has been performed. They may start driving the day after surgery and they may return to work in one or two days.

Chalazion surgery is a safe procedure and complications occur very seldomly. Serious complications that require another operation are also very rare. Among potential complications, there is infection, bleeding, or the recurrence of the chalazion.




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Chalazion surgery recovery time

How long does it take to recover from Chalazion surgery?

Is Chalazion surgery painful?

How long does swelling last after chalazion surgery?

Will hardened chalazion go away?

Can a chalazion be permanent?

How do you get rid of a chalazion in 24 hours?

How long does it take for a chalazion to go away with antibiotics?


 A chalazion is a small cyst, or lump, that develops on your eyelid.

It’s usually a result of a blockage in the glands of your eyelid that produce oil. This causes your eyelid to redden and swell. Eventually, a visible lump can develop.

Chalazions typically aren’t painful and often go away on their own within two to eight weeks. But if you’ve had one for several months or it’s starting to interfere with your vision, your healthcare provider may recommend surgical removal.

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How long does it take to recover from Chalazion surgery?

The surgical incision should heal in about 7 to 10 days. But it’s a good idea to avoid any activities that could potentially injure your eye for at least two weeks.

As you recover, apply moist heat to your eye three times a day for 10 minutes at a time. Continue doing this for five days after surgery.

You’ll also want to avoid wearing contact lenses for about a week and eye makeup for up to a month after surgery.

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Is Chalazion surgery painful?

Following removal of a chalazion, most patients experience some very minor discomfort in the eye which can be easily controlled by taking painkilling medication. You can wash, bathe, or shower normally after the operation, but you must not get water in your eye for 7 to 10 days. Chalazions typically aren’t painful and often go away on their own within two to eight weeks. But if you’ve had one for several months or it’s starting to interfere with your vision, your healthcare provider may recommend surgical removal.

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How long does swelling last after chalazion surgery?

after surgery people will usually find they’re a bit bruised and swollen around their eyelids. bruising can take a couple weeks to go down, but swelling can take a little bit longer. So possibly up to three to four weeks for the swelling to go down.

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Will hardened chalazion go away?

A chalazion will often go away without treatment in a month or so.

The first treatment is to place warm compresses over the eyelid for 10 to 15 minutes at least four times a day. Use lukewarm water (no hotter than you can leave your hand in comfortably). This may soften the hardened oils blocking the duct, and lead to drainage and healing.

DO NOT push or squeeze the chalazion. If the chalazion continues to get bigger, it may need to be removed with surgery. This is most often done from the inside of the eyelid to avoid a scar on the skin.

Steroid injection is another treatment option.

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Can a chalazion be permanent?

 A chalazion is not a tumor or growth and does not cause permanent changes in the vision. A chalazion is very common and usually goes away without the necessity of surgery. If left untreated, most chalazion should eventually heal by themselves, but this may take many months and could cause infections, discomfort and affect your child’s vision during this time.

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How do you get rid of a chalazion in 24 hours?

The key to getting rid of it as soon as possible is to apply heat directly to the affected lid to dilate the blocked gland opening. This will also soften the trapped material within the blocked duct, making it easier for it to be massaged out with gentle pressure.

The key to doing lid heat and massage effectively is to aim for 1-2 minutes of heat and to use a cotton flannel or muslin, as they are thicker than cotton wool and will hold the heat for longer. Warm tap water is fine for heating the cloth, and it should feel soothingly warm rather than very hot.

You will need to rewarm your flannel under the tap to achieve 60-90 seconds of heat and make sure you are holding it over the opening to the blocked duct or gland. Often people hold the flannel around the eye socket, but this is too far away from the affected area to be helpful. After 1-2 minutes the duct opening should be more open and the trapped contents slightly softer and easier to express.

You should use your fingers to apply pressure to the cyst, massaging upwards if it is on the lower lid, or downwards if it is on the upper lid.

Your aim is to get the infected or stagnant contents to discharge onto the surface so that you can wipe them away.

The discharge can be green, grey, white or bloodstained and you will often notice an immediate reduction in the size of the cyst when expressed.  If your eyelid is very sore when you try to press or massage it, it is worth taking some paracetamol to help you tolerate the manipulation better.

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How long does it take for a chalazion to go away with antibiotics?

Infected chalazions (hordeolums), with or without cellulitis, require oral antibiotics. Leaving the pads on overnight can also help to reduce swelling and bruising of the eyelid. Your eyelid is likely to be bruised after the procedure – do not worry, this is normal and will get better within 2 weeks. You will be given some antibiotic ointment to use 3-4 times a day for 5 days.

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Chalazion: Treatment, Causes & Symptoms

What Is a Chalazion?

A chalazion is typically a small, painless lump or swelling that occurs on the eyelid, which is caused by inflammation or blockage in the glands of your eyelid that produce oil.

A chalazion is typically a small, painless lump or swelling that occurs on the eyelid, which is caused by inflammation or a blockage in the glands of your eyelid that produce oil. The lump or swelling can develop on a person’s upper or lower eyelid and may disappear without treatment. A chalazion, like a sty, involves swelling within the eyelid caused by inflammation of an oil gland. Still, the critical difference between a chalazion and a stye is that it does not contain an active bacterial infection and is often not painful.

What Causes a Chalazion?

A chalazion is caused by a blockage in tiny oil glands in the eye that help to moisten the eyes, called meibomian glands. They are often associated with inflammatory conditions such as seborrhea, acne, rosacea, chronic blepharitis, and others. The lump or swelling can also occur after a sty, or as an aftereffect of a bacterial infection around the eye’s lid or eyelash root. Extreme or recurrent cases of chalazia may be associated with other more severe conditions, but these cases are rare.

How Long Does a Chalazion Last?

While a sty may only take a week or two to resolve, a chalazion will generally take a month or more. Your eye doctor can recommend some treatments to help resolve the case sooner.

How to Get Rid of a Chalazion?

There are several options when it comes to deciding how to get rid of chalazion. Your doctor can assess and recommend the best choice for your case.

For some minor cases, applying warm compresses for a few minutes a day can help styes or a chalazion heal faster. Your eye doctor may also recommend prescription antibiotics or corticosteroid injection. If the lump or swelling does not go away by six-weeks time, it may be removed through a surgical procedure. Each is an effective treatment, and your doctor will explain the potential risks and benefits of each.

What to Expect After Chalazion Surgery?

After chalazion surgery, you will need to follow your doctor’s instructions, which may be to take prescribed antibiotics or apply a steroid ointment for a short time. You may also require eye pads or an eye patch to protect your eye.

You may experience some swelling or bruise around your eye, as well as leakage of fluid for a few days. A cold compress after surgery may reduce swelling. Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes, wearing contacts/makeup, or getting water in your eyes for one month.

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Chalazion and barley – symptoms and treatment

Barley and chalazion are small bumps located along the edge of the eyelids and usually disappear on their own. Most often, these formations are diagnosed in childhood, so parents should know how to properly treat the eyelid chalazion in children and how to quickly get rid of barley.

Reasons for the appearance of chalazion and barley

Both barley and chalazion appear on the eyelids as a result of improper functioning of the sebaceous glands. Reasons for the appearance of barley on the inner eyelid:

  • blepharitis – an inflammatory process localized on the eyelids;
  • infection of the small sebaceous glands of the eyelid;
  • chronic conjunctivitis.

Chalazion is, as it were, a continuation of the barley formed in the inner eyelid – doctors believe that if you do not take medical measures in relation to barley, then over time it will form into a chalazion – an education that requires therapy with modern methods.

Symptoms of barley and chalazion

What does inner barley look like on the eye? Literally from the first hours of its formation, the eyelid becomes swollen and red, and after 5-6 hours the eye is practically closed with a swollen eyelid. The patient complains of a burning sensation and cramps in the eye, lacrimation increases significantly. As a rule, barley “ripens” for three days and only then breaks through with the obligatory outflow of liquid.

Chaliazion is very similar to barley, but it is formed much more slowly and after three days it does not open, but begins to disappear. The problem is that the growth of the chalazion is not limited to three days, its size can become very large, and in this case, the patient’s vision is impaired, and the edema can spread to the entire face.

Treatment of chalazion and barley

If you know why barley appears on the eye and its first signs, you can prevent its active growth and correctly carry out medical procedures. Most often, barley and chalazion are treated at home, experts recommend using the following procedures for this:

  • heat compresses – during the day, you need to apply gauze wipes soaked in warm / slightly hot water to the affected eye;
  • drops of Torbadex – they are buried in the sore eye 1-2 drops three times a day;
  • Rinsing the affected eye with strongly brewed tea.

Within the framework of treatment, Erythromycin can also be used – an ointment from barley on the eye contains antibiotics, which allows you to stop the progression of infection in a short time, and destroy pathogenic bacteria. Often, doctors recommend using Vishnevsky ointment (balsamic liniment according to Vishnevsky) for the treatment of chalazion and barley. This remedy is not so popular now, but it is it that can not only speed up the process of “ripening” of barley / chalazion, but also disinfect the pathological focus.

How to quickly get rid of barley in a child’s eye? As soon as parents notice redness and slight swelling of the eyelid, a number of measures need to be taken:

  • rinse the eye with strong tea;
  • to drip any anti-inflammatory drops into the eye;
  • Lubricate the inside of the eyelid with Erythromycin ointment.

It is strictly forbidden to squeeze out barley or chalazion, open it with a needle – this is how a secondary infection occurs, which implies specific treatment using powerful antibiotics and placing the patient in a hospital.

Surgical treatment

Chalazion can also be removed surgically. Modern ophthalmology suggests using laser therapy – this is an absolutely safe and very effective method of treating the disease in question. Removal of chalazion with a laser is carried out under local anesthesia and lasts only a few minutes. The laser beam not only destroys the inflammation focus, but also has a disinfectant effect, thereby preventing re-infection.

After laser treatment, the patient can immediately leave the hospital and return to their usual lifestyle – no recovery period is provided. And if we talk about the classic surgical treatment of chalazion, the doctor makes an incision in the focus, then sutures, which means a week’s rehabilitation period for the patient.

For more information on how to treat an eye chalazion without surgery, in which case you should seek qualified medical help, you can get on the pages of our Dobrobut website.com.

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Chalazion is a proliferative inflammation of the edge of the eyelid in the area of ​​cartilage and the meibomian (sebaceous) gland, resulting from clogging of its exit channel. This leads to the formation of a capsule in which a mucous secret begins to accumulate.Outwardly, the chalazion looks like a dense and mobile formation, painless on palpation.

Why operation is needed

In the early stages, chalazion is treated using conservative techniques. Surgical removal of the formation is performed in case of ineffectiveness of drug therapy. That is, if ointments, drops and injections do not give the desired result or complications arise against the background of pathology – a decrease in visual acuity, etc. An unopened focus can fester over time, which is fraught with the spread of the pathological process into nearby tissues and the development of purulent complications – blepharitis, eyelid abscess, keratitis, etc.etc.

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Benefits of Chalazion Removal at GMS Hospital

At the GMS Surgical Center, surgical treatment of the cyst of the eyelid cartilage is carried out using microsurgical methods and technologies.

Why you should contact us for help:

  • GMS Hospital surgical center is equipped with all the necessary medical and diagnostic ophthalmological equipment, which allows you to quickly carry out the entire range of necessary examinations and prescribe the optimal treatment regimen;
  • In the treatment of cysts of the cartilage of the eye eyelid, modern sparing techniques are used, including radio wave and laser surgery;
  • , the center employs experienced operating ophthalmologists with extensive practice, who are well versed in the necessary techniques for carrying out such interventions.

Our doctors often perform such operations, so the surgical tactics are worked out to the smallest detail. Sign up for a consultation with an ophthalmologist by phone or by leaving a request on the website.

Indications for operation

Surgical removal of the eyelid cartilage cyst is indicated for:

  • ineffectiveness of conservative therapy;
  • neglected chalazion;
  • the size of the neoplasm is more than 5 mm;
  • accession of complications – the formation of an abscess of the eyelid, pterygium (pathological growth of the conjunctiva on the cornea), etc. etc .;
  • retraction of nearby glands into the pathological process;
  • frequent relapses of the disease.

Surgical tactics are selected by the doctor individually, depending on the clinical situation.

How is the transaction carried out

Surgical intervention for excision of the chalazion is carried out using local anesthesia and takes about 15-20 minutes. After fixing the eyelid in a fixed position with special clamps, the surgeon carefully dissects the membrane of the neoplasm with a scalpel, laser or radio knife, evacuates the contents and removes the capsule.

If the removal is performed from the inside of the eyelid, stitches are not required. For external dissection, the wound is sutured and closed with an aseptic pressure bandage, which must be worn for several days. If the removal is performed using the classical method, using a microsurgical blade for 3-5 days, there may be slight swelling or bruising in the area of ​​intervention.

Laser or radio wave removal is carried out in a non-contact way and is bloodless and atraumatic.The surgeon evaporates the top layer of the neoplasm, then its contents and the entire capsule. The equipment simultaneously with the excision of pathologically altered tissues coagulates the vessels and disinfects the operating field. No stitches are necessary and healing takes no more than 5 days.

Features of the rehabilitation period

After the intervention, the operated eye needs special care. An aseptic bandage should be worn for 3-5 days, it is allowed to remove it only when drops are instilled into the eye or ointment prescribed by an ophthalmologist.Water should be avoided and the eye should not be scratched or rubbed. The recovery period lasts an average of a week, after which the patient can return to normal life. Do not risk your eye health and your vision – call or sign up online for a consultation with an ophthalmologist at GMS Hospital and learn more about chalazion and its treatment methods.

Chalazion: treatment, symptoms, causes

Children’s ophthalmologist, strabismologist, ophthalmic surgeon.Practicing children’s eye surgeon


Magomed Isaevich

Experience 8 years

Member of the Association of Ophthalmologists Strabismologists, Researcher of the Scientific Research Educational Center of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismology at the International Center for Accreditation of Ophthalmologists and Optometrists.

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A chronic inflammatory process that develops in the tissues of the eyelid due to blockage of the meibomian gland is called chalazion. Translated from the ancient Greek language, χαλάζιον is translated as a knot or hailstone. The main feature of the disease is the slow course of the process, which usually develops without painful sensations and acute symptoms. The prevalence is quite high among all age groups and is about 7.4% of all cases of eyelid pathology.

The reasons for the development of the disease

The main cause of chalazion is the blockage of the meibomian gland duct located at the edge of the eyelid. These glands are located in the cartilaginous plates of both eyelids and are equipped with long ducts that end next to the eyelashes. When blinking, the lipid layer is evenly smeared over the cornea. It is necessary to reduce the evaporation of moisture from the surface of the eye and to improve the glide of the eyelid.

If one of the exit ducts is blocked for any reason, then the secretion of the meibomian gland accumulates under the skin, gradually forming a round or oval capsule. In the absence of an acute inflammatory process, the skin over the capsule retains its color and density. Among the factors that increase the risk of developing pathology, the most important are:

  • defects in the anatomical structure of the canals of the meibomian gland – narrowed or too tortuous ducts, overlapping of the exits;
  • change in the consistency of the secretion of the gland – excessive thickening, tendency to form plugs;
  • visual impairment, leading to the need to constantly squint, due to which the ducts are constantly blocked;
  • previous eye diseases – barley, chronic blepharitis;
  • Increased sebum secretion of the skin glands;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • allergic skin pathologies;
  • hypothermia, work in a draft or near an air conditioner;
  • stress, nervousness and other abnormalities of the mental state, causing the need for constant touching of the eyes;
  • seasonal colds;
  • Infection of the eye due to improper use of contact lenses or lack of personal hygiene.

The causes of chalazion in children are similar to those of “adult” problems. Most often, it develops at the age of 5-10 years after infections or in case of non-observance of hygiene rules.

How to recognize a disease

At the beginning of the process, the symptoms of chalazion resemble those of barley: the eyelid swells slightly, signs of irritation and slight soreness appear. After one to two days, the pain and swelling disappear, but a small rounded formation remains, which does not cause pain when pressed and feels like a soft pea under the skin of the eyelid.The capsule grows in size during the first week, sometimes growth continues further. With a significant increase in size, it can squeeze the eyeball, due to which the visual perception is slightly blurred, and soreness appears when pressed.

There are chalazion of the upper or lower eyelid, both eyelids, one or both eyes. The course of the disease can be:

  • chronic – with prolonged formation of a dense capsule, without exacerbations and signs of inflammation;
  • abscessed – with the development of inflammation when an infection enters the capsule, which causes swelling and irritation, soreness, a feeling of “sand in the eyes” and itching under the skin;
  • neglected – with a tumor larger than 1 cm in diameter, interfering with vision and painful when blinking.

As you can see, the signs of chalazion change depending on the presence and or absence of infection in the tumor. In about a quarter of cases, after a while, the capsule ruptures spontaneously, and the contents are released naturally. However, this does not mean that the pathology does not require treatment. A neglected disease leads to the appearance of several capsules in one or both eyes.

Do you have chalazion symptoms?

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How to get rid of the disease

For the treatment of chalazion, you must consult an ophthalmologist. After examination, collection of anamnesis and diagnosis, the doctor prescribes conservative therapy or comes to the conclusion that surgical intervention is necessary.

  • Conservative treatment is indicated in the early stages of the disease and includes eye drops with disinfecting properties, the use of special ointments, as well as physiotherapy – UHF eyelids, heat compresses, and special massage.In case of inflammation, warming up and massages are contraindicated in order to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Surgical intervention takes place on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. The tumor is removed along with the capsule surrounding it, after which the eyelid is sutured and the eye is closed with a tight bandage. Over the next week, to speed up healing, it is necessary to apply an anti-inflammatory ointment or use drops.
  • Laser removal is an alternative to surgery.This is a less traumatic and safe method that excludes the development of complications and relapses.

If the clinical recommendations are followed, the chalazion is completely cured, however, in order to exclude relapses, it is necessary to get rid of the disease that caused it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to distinguish chalazion from barley?

Outwardly, chalazion and barley are very similar, especially at an early stage.The differences are:

  • in localization – barley develops on the surface of the eyelash follicle, chalazion – inside the eyelid;
  • during – barley is acute, with severe symptoms of inflammation, and lasts no more than a week, chalazion develops for a long time and is often asymptomatic;
  • in external manifestations – barley develops rapidly, often with the release of pus and the formation of a dried purulent “lid”, while the capsule of the chalazion has no purulent discharge.

How to cure chalazion in children?

Chalazion in a child is treated in the same way as in an adult – with instillations, ointments, dry warming, depending on the nature of the course of the disease. It is necessary to follow all medical recommendations, keep the hands clean, make sure that the baby touches his eyes with his fingers as little as possible. In no case should you treat the disease yourself, so as not to lead to the development of complications and the spread of infection to other tissues of the eye.

How to treat chalazion

Chalazion (or hail) is a benign formation of the eyelids resulting from chronic proliferative inflammation of the meibomian gland (gland of the cartilage of the eyelids).

Causes and mechanism of chalazion formation

In the thickness of the eyelid cartilage are the meibomian glands. They produce a fatty secretion that lubricates the edge of the eyelid, facilitates the sliding of the eyelids against the cornea during blinking movements, and participates in the formation of the lipid layer of the tear film.

If the lumen of the gland is blocked, the contents cannot come out and accumulate inside the gland itself, which begins to gradually increase in size. A capsule gradually forms around it.

Blockage of the excretory duct of the gland can occur against the background of colds, due to inflammation of the edges of the eyelids (blepharitis), with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (chronic gastritis, colitis, gastroenterocolitis, biliary dyskinesia, dysbacteriosis, etc.). Chalazion can also be the result of meibomyitis – an acute inflammation of the eyelid gland.

Chalazion is a fairly common disease that occurs at any age, often recurs.

Clinics and diagnostics

With the development of chalazion, patients complain of a neoplasm in the lower or upper eyelid, which slowly increases in size. Vision does not change, except when the chalazion is so large that it puts pressure on the cornea, provoking astigmatism. Basically, patients are worried about a cosmetic defect.

When viewed in the thickness of the eyelid, a dense rounded formation of the size from a millet grain to a small pea is found, painless on palpation, covered unchanged. The formation is not soldered to the surrounding tissues, the skin above it is mobile. When examining the inner surface of the eyelid, local hyperemia is observed.

The attachment of microbial flora can cause purulent inflammation of the chalazion – abscess formation. At the same time, the skin over the chalazion turns red, edema of the eyelid tissues is observed around the capsule.

Chalazion can spontaneously open, sometimes a fistula forms – a channel between the chalazion cavity and the skin surface. Granulations are found around the fistulous opening – tissue proliferation. The skin is dry, reddened, covered with crusts – dried discharge.

How to treat chalazion?

If you have repeatedly had chalazions, blepharitis, problems with the gastrointestinal tract, then hygienic treatment and massage of the eyelids can be recommended, which reduce the blockage of the meibomian gland ducts and, therefore, reduce the risk of chalazion formation.

In case of acute blepharitis or meibomyitis, timely adequate treatment should be carried out.

With the newly formed chalazion, warm compresses on the eyelid or UHF therapy can be effective – under the influence of temperature, in combination with finger massage, the duct of the clogged gland expands, the contents come out, the capsule collapses. It is impossible to warm up a chalazion with signs of inflammation – this can cause the spread of a purulent process to the surrounding tissues with the development of an abscess and phlegmon of the eyelid.

Small chalazions often resolve on their own within 2-3 weeks.

A good effect is obtained when a corticosteroid preparation (kenalog) is injected into the chalazion cavity by injection (injection). More about the method.

Surgical removal is the most effective treatment. The operation is simple, it lasts 15-30 minutes under local anesthesia. Depending on the localization of the chalazion, an incision is made in the skin or conjunctiva and the chalazion with a capsule is excised.If the incision is made from the conjunctival side, no sutures are required. If the operation is performed on the skin side, 1-2 sutures are applied.

After the operation, a tight pressure bandage is applied to the eye. For 5-7 days, anti-inflammatory drops and ointment are prescribed. If a fistula has formed, then an incision is made along the fistulous course and the altered tissues forming it are excised, then sutures are applied.

If chalazion often occurs in the same place, it is necessary to exclude the possibility of a malignant neoplasm – meibomian gland adenocarcinoma.If cancer is suspected, it is imperative to conduct a morphological examination of the surgically removed chalazion (histology).

If even you are not worried about the cosmetic effect, visit a specialist. Depending on how old the chalazion is, the doctor will recommend the right treatment. Remember, the later you see an ophthalmologist, the more likely surgery is.

Come for diagnostics at the KazNII of eye diseases at the address: Almaty, Tole bi street, 95a (corner of Baitursynov street).
Phone: +7 (775) 007 01 00; +7 (727) 279 54 36

Republican Ophthalmological Hospital

What are your contact numbers?

Information desk, admission ward: (8342) 24-69-82

Reception: (8342) 24-65-76

Tell me how to get there?

You can find our address on the “Contacts” page of this site.

How to make an appointment for a consultation?

Options for making an appointment:

– through the Patient Portal of the Republic of Mordovia – to use this resource just follow the link: http: // medrm.ru;

– by calling the registry: (8342) 24-65-76;

– at the reception desk of the consultative polyclinic with face-to-face contact

– according to the infomat located in the lobby of the consultative polyclinic of our hospital.

What are the rules for patients from other regions of the Russian Federation?

There are no special rules for patients who live in other regions. Patients from other regions are admitted under the same conditions as residents of Mordovia.

The doctors of the consultative polyclinic of our hospital accept all patients with a referral, a valid medical policy and a passport or birth certificate for a child, regardless of their place of residence.

Can I get treatment in your hospital for free?

Of course. GBUZ RM “ROB” works within the Territorial program of state guarantees for the provision of free medical care to citizens. You can undergo all types of treatment included in this program free of charge: consultations with an ophthalmologist, treatment in a day hospital and round-the-clock inpatient treatment, incl. surgical. You are required to have a referral from an ophthalmologist at the place of residence, a valid compulsory medical insurance policy, a passport or a birth certificate for the child.

What is the difference between free and paid treatment?

Paid treatment is carried out :

• out of turn, at the request of the patient

• using the most modern technologies, the most effective medicines and medical products (systems for the implantation of intraocular lenses, imported artificial lenses, etc.)

• in conditions of increased comfort (1-2-bed wards, with a refrigerator and TV, etc.)

Free treatment:

• possible only upon presentation of a referral from an ophthalmologist at the place of residence, a passport or birth certificate for the child and a policy of compulsory medical insurance;

• carried out in the order of priority in accordance with the conditions established by the State Guarantee Program and approved by the municipal and / or state tasks;

• provides for treatment within the current quality standards for the provision of budgetary services and standards of medical care;

• limited to the use of only medicines and medical devices included in the lists approved by the State Guarantee Program;

• does not provide for the provision of cosmetic services (except for services provided for medical reasons), for example: laser vision correction, surgery on the accessory apparatus of the eye for cosmetic purposes, etc.;

• some types of treatment currently cannot be provided free of charge due to the lack of the medical institution’s own necessary equipment, for example, some laser operations;

• treatment is carried out under standard conditions;

• operations are performed by staff doctors of the departments.

I can’t get an appointment with an ophthalmologist at my clinic! May I go to your hospital?

The doctor on duty of the hospital provides round-the-clock emergency assistance, consultative assistance is carried out in the direction of ophthalmologists at the place of residence.Reception is possible for paid services.

Tell me, is it possible to treat cataracts without surgery – for example, folk remedies or eye drops?

Doctors still cannot offer an effective cataract treatment without surgery. It is impossible to restore the transparency of the lens with the help of eye drops or folk remedies. The only way to remove a cataract is through surgery. Today, there is no need to wait until the cataract matures, the sooner you see a specialist, the less likely any postoperative complications are.

Does it matter where the cataract is operated or is the operation performed the same in all hospitals?

Of course it does. The fact is that different doctors work in different hospitals and different modifications of operations are practiced. In our hospital, when removing cataracts, exclusively modern, low-traumatic operations are used that do not require stitches. Therefore, before you go for treatment, ask what methods of treating your disease are used in this hospital.

How to make an appointment for an operation?

There is no queue for cataract surgery in our hospital. Hospitalization is carried out from Monday to Thursday inclusive.

Do I need to go to the hospital for cataract surgery?

While it is necessary. Terms of treatment from 3 to 10 days in complicated cases

This is carried out in the interests of the patient for the prevention of complications from surgery.

Why shouldn’t you be afraid of surgery?

• The operation is painless.

• Duration – only 15-30 minutes.

• With the use of modern technologies, the impact on the eye is minimal, no stitches are applied after the operation.

• High efficiency of treatment: vision improves markedly the next day after surgery.

• There are no significant lifestyle restrictions after surgery.

How much does cataract surgery cost?

The cost of the operation depends on the cost of the intraocular lens, which is selected individually for the patient and is offered to the patient’s choice.

I do not live in Mordovia. The doctors diagnosed me with cataract. Can I do phacoemulsification in your clinic?

Yes, you can do this operation with us. You need:

1) pass the following tests and undergo examinations:

– general blood test, general urine test,

– clotting and bleeding, prothrombin,

– blood sugar,

– blood for hepatitis B and C,

– blood on RW,

– ECG (have a tape with a conclusion on your hands),

– fluorography,

2) to receive the opinion of specialists on the possibility of performing the operation:

– ENT,

– dentist,

– therapist.

If all your analyzes are within the normal range and none of the specialists have found contraindications for the operation, then you can safely go to us.

The ophthalmologist said that I have high myopia and recommended to consult a laser surgeon. How necessary is it?

This is often really necessary. Myopia is often accompanied by the development of dystrophic focal changes in the retina. It is not painful and difficult to see on your own.However, under certain unfavorable conditions, these changes can lead to a formidable complication – retinal detachment. Therefore, it is much easier to prevent complications than to treat them later. The laser surgeon will assess the danger of changes in the fundus and, if necessary, will be able to carry out preventive treatment.

Does your clinic perform strabismus surgery?

Yes, we do such operations. The results are good. To perform such an operation, you need to contact an ophthalmologist at your place of residence, collect tests and go to hospital.

At what age is it better to operate on strabismus?

The optimal age for surgical treatment of strabismus is 4-5 years. At this age, the child calmly allows himself to be examined, to determine the volume of surgical intervention, with him you can engage in orthoptic treatment and solve the problem before entering school.

Tell me please, how much does it cost to correct squint?

Strabismus correction operation is free of charge.

Myopia progresses in a 12-year-old child, what treatment do you suggest?

In our ophthalmological children’s department and in the children’s day hospital at the consultative polyclinic, children with myopia receive hardware, medication, and physiotherapy.In case of progression of myopia, scleroplasty operations are performed.

Why is myopia dangerous?

First of all, it must be remembered that with myopia that has gone beyond the limits of a weak degree (0.5-3.0 diopters), in the overwhelming majority of cases, anatomical changes in the eye are already observed. The eyeball increases in size, lengthens, and all internal membranes stretch. This is especially dangerous for the retina. Therefore, with a high degree of myopia, visual acuity cannot be fully restored even with the most ideal correction.Also, there is a danger of retinal detachment. This is a very serious complication.

Nowadays the work of many people is connected in one way or another with the computer. Does computer work affect vision, and how?

With prolonged work at the computer, so-called asthenopic complaints may appear: fatigue and pain in the eyes, dizziness, headache, nausea, etc. If it is impossible to shorten the work time, it is recommended to take 15 minute breaks after every 45 minutes of work.Also, if you feel dryness in your eyes, you should use moisturizing drops.

What is the cost of initial diagnostics?

The cost of diagnostics and other services can be viewed in the “Paid Services” section.

Why does retinal detachment occur?

Retinal detachment is the process of detachment of the retina from the pigment epithelium, which leads to the death of retinal nerve cells and, as a result, irreversible loss of vision.The reasons and mechanisms of retinal detachment can be different: contusions and penetrating wounds of the eyeball; myopia with degenerative changes in the retina; diabetic retinopathy and hypertension; intraocular tumors.

How much does laser surgery cost for retinal detachment?

The cost of laser surgery and other services can be viewed in the Paid Services section.

They say vision correction surgeries are absolutely safe and can be done by everyone?

Firstly, there is an age limit – the operation is not performed until the age of 18, since the eye has not yet formed completely, it grows and its size is not stable.

Secondly, for at least a year, vision must be stable. If myopia progresses, then correction is contraindicated.

Thirdly, there are certain specific digital indicators by which only the clinic can determine whether it is possible for you to perform an operation. What kind of operation and how safe it is, in your case, we discuss only after a thorough diagnosis.

Fourth, some eye diseases.

Fifth, there are some common diseases for which the operation cannot be performed.

So you cannot do without a comprehensive examination before the operation.

Will the vision be 100% after laser correction?

It depends on the initial state. Usually the same vision as with the best glasses or contact lenses. Sometimes the eyes after surgery after 2-3 months adapt and vision becomes even better than planned (especially for those who did not wear glasses or contact lenses).

Is it possible to have vision correction surgery on nulliparous women?

There are no restrictions on this.With the help of correction, only the shape of the cornea changes, due to which vision improves. Neither pregnancy nor childbirth can return the shape of the cornea to its original state. However, keep in mind that this operation should not be done during pregnancy, immediately after childbirth and during breastfeeding, since a serious hormonal change occurs in the body at this time.

Is it true that after laser correction, even a minor injury can rupture my eyes and lose my sight?

No, that’s not true.Restoration of tissues occurs so quickly that within a few minutes after the operation the tissues seem to “stick together and grow together”, and after a few weeks it is impossible to determine that the patient has gone through this procedure.

Can your vision deteriorate after surgery? What if I go completely blind?

Deterioration of vision can occur in the future due to age-related hyperopia (presbyopia), or due to other diseases, as well as in any other person who has not had vision correction surgery.Presbyopia occurs as a result of completely different mechanisms – with age, the lens loses its elasticity.

Will I be able to drive and drive home the same day after the operation?

After the operation, you can functionally drive, but for the first time in the watch you may have a slight discomfort, so we recommend that our patients do not drive a car on the day of the operation.

When can I start sports after surgery?

Safe sports such as jogging can be practiced the next day.It would be wise to avoid maximum activity for 1 week, and swimming in a pool of chlorinated water for 3 weeks. When practicing contact sports, such as boxing, where there is a high risk of eye injury, it is contraindicated for 1 month.

How long is the rehabilitation period after vision correction and what are the limitations?

The rehabilitation period after vision correction can be divided into three stages.

The first one is visual, it lasts several hours (on average 1-3 hours).In the evening you can watch TV, work with a computer, with documents.

The second – primary healing, lasts several days (3-7 days). When you need to refrain from physical activity. And strictly observe all restrictions (see below).

Third – physical healing, about 2-3 weeks. When light exercise is possible, advanced mode.

There is also a psychological period when the body and the brain get used to the new vision (from one day to a month). This period does not restrict a person, but the endurance of a new vision is being “developed”.

During the entire time, it is necessary to instill antibacterial / anti-inflammatory drops, try not to overload, lead a healthy lifestyle and be, if necessary, under the supervision of a doctor.

Limitations within 2-3 weeks after vision correction:

(can be partially removed by the attending physician)

1. it is forbidden to press, scratch, wash the eyes;

2. paint eyes, do permanent make-up;

3. visit a beautician;

4.go in for sports, prolonged heavy physical exertion;

5. to work in a dusty, dirty, smoky room;

6. work with strong, pungent odors;

7. visit the pool, bath, sauna, solarium and other SPA procedures;

8. swim in the sea, rivers, lakes;

9. to sunbathe;

10. consume alcoholic beverages.

Treatment of chalazion without surgery in Moscow

Chalazion is an eye disease that manifests itself as a dense formation on the eyelid, therefore it is often confused with barley.It develops as a result of clogging of the sebaceous glands where the infection has entered.

The main prerequisites for the development of the disease are frequent colds as a result of hypothermia, weakened immunity, wearing contact lenses for more than 10 hours, poor hand hygiene, skin diseases (seborrheic dermatitis), increased oily skin.

When the first symptoms of chalazion appear (swelling of the eyelid, redness, pain on palpation), you should immediately contact the specialists of our clinic using modern methods of treatment.

Treatment of chalazion with injections

Before prescribing treatment, the doctor of the clinic conducts diagnostics, the main task of which is to identify the causes of the disease in order to avoid relapse.

Depending on the age of the pathology and the presence / presence of the inflammatory process, treatment tactics are prescribed.

The method of corticosteroid injections is highly effective. For this, in our clinic, we use drugs such as Kenalog, Diprospan, Dexamethasone, which contribute to the resorption of education.The introduction of the medicine into the chalazion is carried out through a thin needle. The procedure takes a few minutes and is completely painless for the patient.

How Kenalog differs from Diprospan

The most common drug used for the injection treatment of chalazion is Kenalog. Due to the high content of active substances, it manages to prevent the further development of inflammation. It blocks the secretion of leukocytes and promotes the removal of accumulated substances from the glands.

The effectiveness of the drug and the absence of complications at the same time have been proven by a number of clinical studies. In practice, in 60% of cases, one injection is enough for patients; in the rest, the disease disappears after the second injection. The average time for hail resorption is 2.5 weeks.

Kenalog is so safe that its use is indicated even if an accurate diagnosis has not been made.

Diprospan operates on the same principle, but is more effective.This conclusion is based on the fact that re-injection is required in a negligible number of cases.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there other treatments?

Answer : Yes, there is also a complex therapy that is used at an early stage of the development of the disease. It is prescribed if the disease proceeds without complications.

What the therapy consists of:

  • Special ointments.
  • Disinfectant eye drops.
  • Finger massage or UHF therapy.
  • Warming procedures in the absence of an inflammatory process.

If the chalazion has been developing for a long time and no treatment has been carried out, vision deteriorates or the formation has reached a large size, surgical intervention is indicated.

How effective are traditional methods?

Answer : In some cases, traditional medicine can really help, but it is absolutely impossible to self-medicate.The use of any treatment methods must be agreed with the attending physician.

If the injection treatment is not successful, what method of treatment is used?

Answer : In especially severe cases, when the treatment of chalazion with injections did not help, removal of the neoplasm by surgery or with a laser is prescribed.

Surgical operation is an extreme method, since it is impossible to carry out it again when the disease develops in the same place.It takes place on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and lasts 20-30 minutes. The recovery period takes 5-7 days.

The laser removal procedure takes only a few minutes, during which the doctor removes the affected tissue with maximum precision. Immediately after the operation, the patient can return to their daily activities.

Can a chalazion pass by itself?

Answer : If the formation is small, then in 20-25% of cases it dissolves on its own without intervention by the doctor.However, it is up to a specialist to decide whether to treat or not.

Can complications arise from lack of treatment?

Answer : Absolutely. As a result of the pressure of the formation on the cornea, astigmatism can develop. If the formation bursts on its own, then a purulent fistula will form in its place, which will not heal until the contents of the chalazion with the capsule come out. The formation of a cyst is possible with the long-term existence of the disease.

Laser vision correction

Before laser vision correction , most of our patients could not even imagine that, waking up in the morning, they would be able to see their alarm clock without glasses. They dreamed of driving a car, enjoying swimming, playing football or watching a movie without wearing glasses or contact lenses. Now they have opened up new endless possibilities in choosing a profession, sports and hobbies thanks to the LASIK procedure, which can change your future life, your style.

Laser vision correction is one of the most demanded and widely used surgeries in the world. More than 3 million patients visit ophthalmology clinics every year to get rid of glasses and contact lenses for good.

Specialists of the clinic “LENS” have performed more than 10 thousand laser vision correction operations since 2006 for residents of Arkhangelsk and neighboring regions. Why don’t you get perfect vision in minutes?

We use 2 methods of laser vision correction: LASIK and PHRK

Laser correction can be performed on patients aged 18 to 45 who suffer from:

  • Nearsightedness -1.0 to -15.0 diopters
  • Hyperopia from +1.0 to 6.0 diopters
  • Astigmatism ± 0.5 to ± 5.0 diopters

For any type of visual impairment, the image of the surrounding objects is not focused on the retina.

The meaning of laser vision correction is to change the shape of the cornea so that the image of objects accurately falls on the retina of the eye.

Laser vision correction in the clinic “LENS” is carried out on a modern German excimer laser of the latest generation CARL ZEISS MEL 80 (Germany), which meets the highest requirements of modern ophthalmosurgery: safety, reliability, stability and efficiency. The operation is completely painless and lasts only a few minutes.The patient can go home immediately after laser vision correction. Vision is restored within 24 hours.

Contraindications , when it is impossible to carry out an operation to correct vision, include: pathology (dystrophies, opacities) of the corneas, cataracts, glaucoma, progressive myopia, a number of retinal diseases, inflammatory eye diseases.

Correction should not be carried out during pregnancy and lactation, with diabetes mellitus, rheumatism, thyroid diseases and a number of other diseases.

Distinctive features of our Carl Zeiss MEL 80 laser are extremely small laser spot size (0.7 mm) and smooth (Gaussian) beam profile, which does not leave sharp edges on the cornea during operation. These parameters allow achieving the highest quality of the correction procedure in terms of the degree of accuracy and protection of the surrounding tissues. Even in very difficult operations, the smooth overlapping zones of the laser spot allow you to obtain a perfectly smooth surface of the cornea, which improves the quality of vision.

Another important feature of our laser is an increase of 5 times the operating frequency, from the traditional 50 Hz to 250 Hz. This can significantly reduce the time of the active stage of the operation, while the modern algorithms of the new laser provide reliable protection of the corneal tissue from overheating. For example, the process of correcting myopia of -5 diopters takes only 16 seconds.

The laser also works more efficiently on thin corneas in tissue-saving mode (literally – “saving the cornea”).With sufficient corneal thickness, we use an aspherical ablation profile, which provides a better contrast between twilight and night vision compared to traditional lasers, which is important for driving at night.

Our operating room meets the most modern international standards and is equipped with a system for maintaining a sterile microclimate. All equipment is connected to a high power uninterruptible power supply, which allows any operation to be carried out without the risk of a sudden power outage.

Why might additional training be required?

In case:

  1. signs of retinal dystrophy, threatening retinal tears and detachment, requires prophylactic laser coagulation of the retina. Which can be carried out by our specialists for an additional payment;
  2. in case of keratopathy (loose weak cornea), its strengthening and additional drug preparation to strengthen the cornea is required – you will be prescribed treatment at home within 7-14 days before the operation.

A very important point for those who constantly wear contact lenses: they should be removed about a week before diagnosis. The fact is that the constant wearing of lenses can somewhat distort the surface of the cornea, so it will be difficult to determine the true picture of violations during diagnosis.

Recommendations after surgery

After successful completion of laser vision correction, the patient remains in the clinic for about 1-2 hours. This time is necessary for the specialist to be able to examine the eyes and make sure that the corneal flap is correctly positioned.After that, you can return home.

The doctor may prescribe special eye drops that prevent the development of infection, which will need to be used according to the prescribed scheme until canceled by a specialist.

WARNING: after the procedure, increased tearing is often observed. Tears should be blotted off the cheeks with a clean napkin without touching the eyes.

  • On the first day after the correction, it is recommended to sleep on your back.
  • For the next 2-3 days, do not get any chemicals (soap, shampoo, cosmetics, etc.) in your eyes.).

During rehabilitation, DO NOT:

  • Go to the pool, swim in water bodies, go to the steam room.
  • Do heavy physical. labor with lifting weights (including traumatic sports).
  • Use decorative cosmetics for the eyes.
  • Sunbathe and stay in the sun for a long time.