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Meibomian Gland Cyst Overview

Another name for Meibomian Gland Cyst is Chalazion.

What is a chalazion?
A person with a chalazion has a painless, swollen lump in the eyelid, caused by inflammation of glands in the eyelid. Chalazion is more common in those with blepharitis, those who use contact lenses, or those who wear eye makeup.

What are the symptoms of a chalazion?
Symptoms include a painless lump in the eyelid. Lump is not red or tender.

How does the doctor treat a chalazion?
Treatment for a chalazion may include warm wet compresses, eyelid cleansing, and antibiotics. Surgery may be required in some cases that fail to resolve.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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