Because most chalazion are not infected, treatment for a chalazion usually includes warm wet compresses and eyelid cleansing. Over 50 percent of chalazion resolves with compresses and cleansing. In some cases, corticosteroid injections may reduce inflammation so that the chalazion resolves. Oral antibiotics may be required if the chalazion is caused by an infection. In those who do not respond to these treatments, surgery may be required to remove the chalazion. This procedure is performed by an ophthalmologist in the office.
Treatment for a chalazion may include:
- Warm compresses should be applied for 15 minutes, 4 times a day
- Gentle eyelid cleaning 4 times a day:
- Baby shampoo allows for cleaning without causing pain
- Antibiotics for chalazion:
- Corticosteroid injections: injected into the chalazion
- Surgery for chalazion
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