What is a Chalazion?

Chalazion is a bacterial eyelid infection. Chalazion, also called meibomian cyst or tarsal cyst. In this disease a tiny bulge creates on the upper and lower eyelid. It develops inside or outside of the eyelid. Chalazion becomes because of obstacle of the drainage tube of an oil gland. It is in a circle, gradually rising, limited to a small area bulge, in the shape of a ulcer to be found on the lower or upper eyelid infection. It bulge develops day to day and week to week and turn into swollen, red, warm and painful. In this disease image may be fuzzy because cornea is affected by pressure.

Chalazion - eye cares

 Symptoms of chalazion?

The first sign or symptom of a chalazion is a painless bulge within your upper eyelid and second symptom is that it possibly will grow within your lower eyelid. A chalazion is also recognizing by increased tears.

There are some symptoms of chalazion:

  • a soft spot creates on your eyelid
  • a stiff bulge becomes on your eyelid
  • tears quantity of your eyes will increased
  • you could not see clear vision or affects your ability to see
  •  feels flame in your eyelid
  • your eyelid get sag
  • you look swelling of your eyelid
  •  feel Itching in your eyelid
  •  face difficulty in looking anything
  • deplete and feeling pain in the eyes
  • redness and broad puffiness

The bulge of the chalazion is caused by a obstacle in the Meibomian gland on the eyelid. In both of the upper and lower eyelids, oil creates by Meibomian glands. If the gland continues to produce oil, so it can bigger the gland and swelling in the tissues. If you had sufferd from chalazion in the past, so you are at a little possibility of getting another one.

You should keep lukewarm compresses over the eyelid for 10-14 minutes at least three to four times a day. This process lessens puffiness by make softer the oils in the sterile gland, from which the bulge goes to deplete on its own.

  • In many cases, it is gone on its own
  • Do not thrust or press the chalazion
  • To control swelling chalazion treat with corticosteroid drops or antibiotics
  • Steroid injection is better option for treat this.
  • If the chalazion is increasing continuously and not improving after six weeks too, so you should remove this by surgery.
Expected Duration

In many cases generally sty get rid of in a week or two. In commonly, a sty goes in a week or two and it takes extensive time, fade away after a month or more. From warm compresses styes and chalazions goes easily and faster.


To prevent styes and chalazions you should keep your hands clean, avoid to rub your eyes and avoid to share eye makeup. You should also massage the bulge softly a few times per day to try to deplete this. You should softly cleanse the edge of the eyelid at the night and also use eye cleansing pads or watery baby shampoo.