Chalazion

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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Can blepharitis cause headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9 year old son has had a frontal headache for over a month. We discovered that he has muscle knots and blepharitis. Can blepharitis lead to headache?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blepharitis can rarely cause headache. Blepharitis usually indicates a low grade infection of the hair root and surrounding sebaceous glands. I guess the muscle knots on the eyelid you are referring to is chalazion or stye. Both, blepharitis and chalazion occur when child...  Read Full »

What is the cause of chalazion and how to cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days before, when I woke up, my eyes are swollen and painful. The swelling started to settle down after a few days by using warm compression, but there is a lump on my left eye. I do have a history of a chalazion in the left eye before two months. I underwent surgery in the past...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A chalazion is caused when glands (meibomian glands) in eyelids are blocked. Chalazion sometimes reduces with anti-inflammatory drops but very less. There are two options left now since it has not reduced, intralesional steroid injection or surgery (Incision and Cur...  Read Full »

I have a red bump under my lower eye lid and found it to be chalazion. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a red bump under my low eyelid. It is painful, but I have a feeling that it is growing a little bit. I read about it, and it was said to be chalazion. I started putting hot compresses on it (boiled an egg and put it on a clean thin wash cloth) and let it sit on my eyelid for like...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right it is a chalazion (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are sebaceous glands in our eyelids. Sometimes their secretions are blocked it is becomes a nodule called chalazion more common in people who got acne. Usually, it is painless, bu...  Read Full »

There is a lump inside my eyelid with blurring. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I discovered a tiny lump on the inside of my upper eyelid quite a long time ago. However, I had no pain or anything. Lately, I have been having bad headaches, today I got a shooting pain in the eye and since then, it has been a little blurred just at the top where the lump is. I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems a small marginal chalazion. A chalazion is a swelling formed due to blockage of lipid producing glands in eyelids. The good thing is mostly these are painless (except when it gets infected). In most cases, it resolves spontaneously. Sometimes, these may require...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for 5 mm internal stye?

Query: Hello doctor, I have has an internal stye in my bottom eyelid for over a year. It is about 5 mm in diameter and it is not painful but it is very noticeable. Can my GP drain it, or do I have to wait for a hospital appointment? I have done the warm compresses several times daily (not for the whole du...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and have seen your photo attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I feel that you may be suffering from a chalazion than a stye, given that the swelling has been there for a year. Chalazia (plural of chalazion), are painle...  Read Full »

What causes swollen eyelid?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a swollen eyelid for over five years, in one eye only, and it is more bulged than the other eye. The swelling is constant, it rarely disappears for a few hours, and it is affecting my look.  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your photo attachment and can infer a swelling of the right lower eyelid (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be caused by a number of different conditions. The commonest non-painful swelling being a chalazion, it starts off as...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of recurrent stye?

Query: Hi doctor, I developed a stye around seven months ago in my right eye (lower lid). The stye took almost six months to get rid of, it is not fully gone and is still there. I used warm compresses but I thought this was quite a lengthy process. I have now developed a stye on my left eye (upper lid). Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The stye usually resolves in a week. If it is persisting even after treatment then it could be a chalazion. Kindly share photos of your eyes so that I may guide you better.  Read Full »

Am I getting frequent stye because of antibiotic resistance?

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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 8 to 10 days now. Earlier there was a pain in the eyes for the first 2 to 3 days. Later on, the pain was not there but I saw a lump or stye like...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

After removing chalazion, the bump is still present. What to do?

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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 thin...  Read Full »

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