Eyelid Chalazion Surgeon
A Chalazion is a hard red bump on the eye lid, which while closely related to a stye, has some major differences. You can also browse this article for more information on how an eyelid Chalazion surgeon can help you to get your eye area back to normal. If you have a Chalazion it’s important to have your eye evaluated by a family doctor and ideally an ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon for the best care. Read on to learn more about the source of these painful bumps and what you can do to get rid of them.
What is a Chalazion?
A Chalazion is a bump on the eyelid that occurs when an oil gland in the eyelid becomes blocked due to excess oils and debris in the area. In the beginning the bump will be red and swollen, but unlike a stye it will not burst with a resolution of soreness. Instead the pain will disappear and the Chalazion will continue to grow in size forming a significant lump in some cases until the Chalazion then bursts to allow drainage to occur. These bumps, unlike styes are also not caused by infections within the eyelid. They are as mentioned above a blockage of the oil gland so antibiotics will not help in this case unless complications arise later. Some common symptoms of this condition are excess tearing, a painless bump on the eyelid that continues to grow, and possibly even blurred vision if the Chalazion grows large enough to press against the eyeball.
How is a Chalazion Treated?
A Chalazion is not an infection and this is a very important thing to keep in mind. While a stye will respond well to antibiotics a Chalazion will not, this because it is a blocked oil gland at the root of this problem. These bumps usually will clear up on their own within a couple of weeks and up to a month being the normal recovery time. To speed the healing you may want to apply warm, moist compresses to the eye several times a day to help to gland to open. You may also want to massage the area lightly a few times a day as well to promote drainage and healing. If these home care measures do not work you may need to see an eyelid Chalazion surgeon.
What Will an Eyelid Chalazion Surgeon do to treat the Issue?
If you are unsuccessful in managing this condition at home you may have visited your family doctor or ophthalmologist for further treatment. If they’ve referred you to an eyelid Chalazion surgeon (oculoplastic surgeon), there’s no need to worry. Your surgeon can numb the area and make a small incision in the Chalazion to promote drainage and faster healing. As with all procedures it’s important to follow the directions from your surgeon and keep the area very clean. If you are experiencing the symptoms of a Chalazion it’s important to see an eyelid Chalazion surgeon in your area for more information and treatment.
Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is one of the few board certified surgeons who is a member of the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), and the American Board of Ophthalmology (AAO or ABO). Dr. Taban specializes in eyelid and facial plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive) surgery. He uses the latest technology in surgery, including minimal incision techniques, to provide quicker recovery times and natural outcomes. Learn more about Dr. Taban here.