What Is A Chalazion?
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. Unlike a stye, it’s farther back on the eyelid, and is generally painless, though it may be unsightly. Chalazion treatment can be done at home so most of the time, there is no need to see an eye doctor.
Treating Cysts Inside 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.
Most Chalazions drain by themselves, so unless they start to pain you, you probably don’t need to seek treatment. However, you can get blurry vision and inflammation from them. If you wear contacts, it could be very painful to correct your vision. You may need to see an eye doctor to clear a chalazion faster.
Treatments for a chalazion include:
- Warm compresses
- Steroid shots