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  • Jean-Paul Abboud, M.D., Ph.D.

What is a Chalazion?

A chalazion is an inflamed bump on the eyelid that occurs when hardened oils block an oil gland. It can be associated with a history or blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) and rosacea, and can often lead to symptoms of dry eyes. Treatment is initiated with frequent warm compresses.

Non-resolving or large chalazia can be treated surgically in the office by incising and draining the inflamed lesion. While chalazia are generally benign, recurring or atypical chalazia warrant evaluation (an often biopsy) by and ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon to rule out other causes.

Chalazion - Stye

This pleasant lady underwent drainage of her chalazion through an incision was made on the inside of the eyelid, thus leaving no visible scars. Shown here (bottom) are her results two weeks after the procedure.

These are images of actual patients of Dr. Jean-Paul Abboud. They are shown for informational purposes only and are provided with written patient consent for use on this website. Please do not copy or distribute images/videos. Each individual’s treatment and/or results will vary, and no guarantee is stated or implied by any photo or statement used on this website.

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