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Chalazion

Also known as Meibomian Cyst and Tarsal Cyst

A chalazion (/kəˈleɪziən/; plural chalazia /kəˈleɪziə/), also known as a meibomian gland lipogranuloma, is a cyst in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a blocked meibomian gland, usually on the upper eyelid. Chalazia differ from styes (hordeola) in that they are subacute and usually painless nodules. They may become acutely inflamed but, unlike a stye, chalazia usually point inside the lid rather than on the lid margin.

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What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with chalazion, 84% report having mass on eyelid, 58% report having pain in eye, and 45% report having swollen eye. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of chalazion are mass on eyelid, pain in eye, swollen eye, eye redness, symptoms of eye, eyelid swelling, eyelid lesion or rash, itchiness of eye, and foreign body sensation in eye, although you may still have chalazion without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with chalazion often receive excision, other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, physical therapy exercises, physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures, biopsy and other or therapeutic nervous system procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with chalazion include dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, erythromycin, erythromycin ophthalmic, triamcinolone topical product, gentamicin ophthalmic, loteprednol-tobramycin ophthalmic, cefaclor (ceclor), tobramycin ophthalmic, fluorescein, ocular lubricant, ketorolac ophthalmic product, ciprofloxacin ophthalmic and sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for chalazion include race/ethnicity = other age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.8x
1-4 years
2.0x
5-14 years
1.0x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
1.0x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
1.3x
White
0.9x
Other
1.8x
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