Treat a chalazion

How to treat a chalazion?


What should I do if I have a chalazion?

To stop chalazion's symptoms, the treatment of the chalazion requires softening and emptying the secretions of the inflamed gland, through eye care practiced twice a day:

  • Heating the eyelid using a wet and warm compress for 5 minutes or, better yet, use of heated glasses BLEPHASTEAM®  (medical device).
  • Massage of the closed eyelid, with a gel or an impregnated wipe intended for this use [BLEPHAGEL®, (cosmetic product) ], BLEPHACLEAN® (medical device).
  • Chalazion's causes are various. If the chalazion is related to a chronic disease (rosacea, dry eye , …), it is also useful to use hydrating and lubrifying eye drops to reduce the inflammation of the ocular surface for example, THEALOSE® (medical device)

You should also consult a health professional, who will add an antibiotic and steroid ointment to your eyelid care routine for 10 days.  


Who should I consult for a chalazion?

  • If you have a chalazion for the first time, it is best to have the diagnosis confirmed by a practitioner or by an ophthalmologist. In addition, only a doctor may prescribe the proper treatment.
  • At the cyst stage, it is necessary to remove it surgically – this intervention is carried out under local anaesthetic in a few minutes by an ophthalmologist.
  • All recurrent chalazions require an ophthalmology consultation to search for the cause. 


Which precautions should be taken?


Some people are particularly prone to chalazions which then tend to re-occur. 
In this case, to prevent recurrences, it is recommended to take daily care of the eyelids by heating the eyelids.
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