What is a chalazion? A chalazion is a lump on your eyelid. This lump develops because an oil gland in your eyelid is blocked. A chalazion may be small and then slowly grow bigger.

What are the signs and symptoms of a chalazion?

How is a chalazion diagnosed? Your caregiver will ask you when you first noticed the lump. He will also ask you about your symptoms. He will check your eyelid carefully. You may need a biopsy if you have chalazions that keep coming back. During the biopsy, your caregiver will use a needle to remove a small piece of your chalazion. The piece of chalazion is then sent to a lab for tests.

How is a chalazion treated?

What are the risks of having a chalazion?

When should I contact my caregiver? Contact your caregiver if:

When should I seek immediate care? Seek care immediately or call 911 if:


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