A chalazion is a benign bump inside the eyelid. These cyst like nodules form around the meibomian oil glands and lead to red swollen eyelids.

While anyone can get a chalazion, they tend to be more common in 30-50 year-olds and people with rosacea and blepharitis.

While many chalazia drain on their own, it’s important to monitor them and see your eye care provider. They can swell and even cause vision problems including temporary astigmatism or blurry vision.

Treatments for a chalazion include:

  • Warm compresses
  • Antibiotics
  • Steriod shots
  • Surgery