An enlargement of a long, thin oil gland in the eyelid.


Initially a chalazion shares the appearance of a stye: swollen eyelid with pain and irritation.  After a few days the symptoms disappear leaving a round, painless swelling in the eyelid that grows slowly for the first week. A red or grey area may develop underneath the eyelid.


Typically caused by an obstruction of the gland opening at the edge of the eyelid.


Most chalazions disappear without treatment after a few months but always be sure to have any growths examined by a professional.

If you need any further advice, please contact Ian Cameron.

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