Common "Chalazion" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


A small and painless lump seen on the inner side of the upper and lower eyelids is called chalazion. It is caused when the oil-secreting glands of the eye get blocked. It is more commonly seen in people with inflammatory conditions like seborrhea, acne, rosacea, and blepharitis.

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What is the lump like structure in the eye associated with pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am attaching a picture of my wife's left eye. I believe there is a stye or something else inside the left side of the eye. It has been around eight to ten days now. Earlier there was a pain in the eyes for the first two to three days. Later on, the pain was not there but I saw a lump or...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your wife's problems and seen the photo attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This condition is called a chalazion, it is a sequel of style and it happens when long-standing infection is set up in the eyelid glands. They are u...  Read Full »

I have a painful bump inside the upper eyelid. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had painful/itchy bumps on the inside of the upper eyelid on both eyes (outside corner) for over two months now. They started as red, irritated patches, and now are growths of some kind. My optometrist told me to use lubricating eye drops four times a day. It has not helped at a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sheikh Zubair Abdul Razzak

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They do look like chalazia, which are basically an inflammation of the oil glands in your eyelids which pour an oily substance over your eyes to prevent dryness. Sometimes they do respond to ho...  Read Full »

I have chalazion in my right eye. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have chalazion in my right eye for the past eight months. What should I do? Please tell me.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are different options to treat chalazion that depends on the location of chalazion and is there single or multiple. If the patient has skin problems like acne, then they get multiple and recurrent chalazion. The first general measures are lid hygiene and warm comp...  Read Full »

What to do if bump persists after removing chalazion?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a chalazion on my lower lid and it was removed about a month ago. But, the bump still has not gone away and has the slight redness on it. Also, when I was having it removed; my doctor said that I have blepharitis. But, my eyes do not hurt and the eyelids are not red. When my chalazi...  Read Full »

Dr. David J. Mathew

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You had a chalazion removed from your left lower lid about a month back. I assume the cut was on the inside of the eyelid as usually it is made inside. The residual redness may be due to persistent inflammation of cartilage like structure of the eyelid. These are the th...  Read Full »

I have an eyelid bump. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an eyelid bump which is not going away. What is the treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please send me an image of your eye, so that I can see the bump and comment on it? Revert with more information to an eye care ophthalmologist online -->  Read Full »

How long does it take for the steroid shot to work?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a chalazion for almost a year now. It looked like a little blister with no fluid inside. It was surgically removed a month ago, but I still see a red bump. The doctor said it was scar tissue and gave me a Cortisone shot during the follow-up. However, it has been two days and...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The steroid injection usually takes seven days to show the effect. My advice is to consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medicines with their consent. Start using anti-scar creams over the area. Keep your hydration level go...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen, purple, and itchy eyelids?

Query: Hi doctor, My eyelid is swollen for a couple of months. At first, it was purple and itching hard. I used Ciprofloxacin ointment for two weeks applying every eight hours, reduced purpleness and swelling in the first two days then stopped helping. Tried Doxycycline for two weeks but still the same....  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you send me a closeup picture of your eye?  Read Full »

I have developed pimple-like swellings around both of my eyes after a facial. Can a combination of keratolytic and steroid medication help treat this condition?

Query: Hello doctor,I have developed pimple-like swellings above both of my eyelids after having a facial a month ago. I consulted a nearby doctor who prescribed Gentamicin drops for the first two weeks. However, since the swelling has not disappeared, the doctor has now prescribed a combination of Clobeta...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to on the attached pictures, it appears that there are multiple chalazions. I suggest you take tablet Augmentin 625mg three times a day, tablet of Paracetamol with Serratiopeptidase twice a day, and an eye ointment containing Polymyxin-B sulfate, Chloramphenicol, and ...  Read Full »

Does antibiotic resistance cause frequent styes in me?

Query: Hello doctor, Three weeks ago, I had an internal stye and my doctor prescribed oral antibiotics. But, in the end, it became a chalazion, plus some pus was drained. Now, the stye is coming back and it itches a lot (I can see a big white spot in my eyelid margin). It is not as bad as it was before, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhavna G.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand what you have been going through. Now, as you can see the pus point at the lid margin, it is an external hordeolum or stye. Recurrences can occur with respect to stye. The reasons being multiple. If possible, could you revert back with pictures of your ...  Read Full »

A new chalazion has developed after I underwent surgery to remove an old one. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had this chalazion on my eye for the past three months and underwent surgery, but it has not resolved. The chalazion is more evident outside of my eye than the inside, and there is another one forming. I never had these before in my life. I used a warm compress and took antibiotics...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for stopping by. I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. Let us understand what is chalazion. Tarsal or meibomian glands (sebaceous glands) are present in our eyelids. The mouth of these glands opens at the lid margin just behind the r...  Read Full »

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