A Chalazion forms when hyperactive eyelid glands get blocked and the secretions are accumulated into a ‘boil’ within the eyelid. Often, it gets infected with collection pus and requires drainage through a small incision.
Treatment includes warm compress, antibiotic eyedrops and ointment. In cases of recurrent chalazion formation, demodex blepharitits must be suspected.
Importance of early treatment
It is important to treat chalazion early as chronic chalazion are more difficult to treat and may lead to eyelid scarring.