A chalazion is a small bump in the eyelid caused by a blockage of a tiny oil gland.
It often appears after an internal hordeolum.
Chalazions normally disappear by themselves or with topical treatments but must be surgically removed if they do not disappear.
The operation is done from underneath the eyelid to avoid scarring. The procedure usually lasts about 20 minutes and is performed under topical anesthesia and on an outpatient basis.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients must previously visit the ophthalmologist to assess their needs.
They must let the surgeon know if they have a chronic illness or are taking anticoagulant medication.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
After the operation patients can go home, but they must wear protective glasses.
The surgeon will tell them if they should take any medication and he will explain them the care needed for the scar.