What is it?

What exactly is chalazion and what causes it?

Chalazion (chalazion) is a common inflammation of the eyelid. Specifically, it is located in the glands on the rim of the eyelids, that are termed moebomius glands and it is caused by their obstruction. Chalazion can occur at any age and is often due to impaired production of sebum of the glands. In chalazion, the eyelid is swollen, irritated, disturbing, reddens a lot and touchwise feels like it has created a small “ball” – “lump”.

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This can grow and create significant intolerance and difficulty in the practical function of the vision in daily life. Usually chalazion is created by blepharitis (persistent inflammation of the eyelids).


The main symptoms are:

  • redness
  • eyelid swelling
  • pain (pain)
  • palpebral edema (often with pus)
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Chalazion is treated in one of the following ways:

  • warm compresses / fomentations: to retreat inflammation
  • synthetic tears: for eye irritation
  • antibiotic with cortisone (eye ointment) when the patches are deemed insufficient
  • surgery (opening): if after resolution of the acute inflammatory, the swelling remains
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What is certain is that the meticulous and careful cleaning of the eyelids is the key to non-manifestation of chalazion. Women need to understand that we need to show special care with makeup.