Patients who develop a chalazion may be worried about what to do. At Wilkinson Eye Center, our physicians can evaluate your condition and provide recommendations regarding appropriate treatment. Chalazions may resolve on their own, and at other times, they can be removed with surgical procedures. Let’s learn more about chalazions and find out if you are a candidate for surgical removal.
What is a chalazion?
A chalazion is a small lump that forms on the eyelid due to a blocked oil gland. It can appear similar to a sty, but it does not usually cause pain or redness. In most cases, it is just a cosmetic concern that patients would like to have resolved as soon as possible. There are a few different ways to approach chalazions to address them.
What treatment is performed for chalazions?
Treatment typically involves warm compresses and gentle massage to encourage the gland to open and drain. However, in some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the blockage. This procedure is typically quick and done while patients are under local anesthesia for optimum comfort.
It is important to note that chalazions can often resolve on their own without treatment, but if they are causing discomfort or affecting vision, it is best to consult a doctor for proper management and ask if surgical intervention is appropriate for your unique needs. Our team of professionals can make recommendations depending on your specific situation and determine what can be done if the chalazion is bothersome or impacts your field of vision.
Schedule an evaluation with the team at Wilkinson Eye Center
If you suspect you have a chalazion, it is best to visit an eye doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Left untreated, a chalazion can lead to complications such as vision impairment or chronic inflammation. So do not wait – take care of that little bump on your eyelid! Call 248-334-4931 to request an appointment to have your chalazion evaluated for possible surgical removal. We have two practice locations in the communities of Clarkston and Pontiac, MI. We look forward to serving you and helping you maintain a healthy, clear vision.