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What exactly is chalazion and which are its causes?

Chalazion is an inflammation which is localized at fatty secretion glands secretion (meiviomianoi glands) located at the edge of the eyelids and may occur at any age. Specifically, when the orifice of the sebaceous glands occluded contents causing inflammatory reaction. Pain, redness, eyelid swelling are the main symptoms. Essentially most of the time patients grope one lump on the upper or lower eyelid. Most confuse with barley (barley), which is the acute infection of the pocket of the eyelashes located at the edge of the eyelid. Blepharitis is the most common predisposing factor for the occurrence of quartz. It is worth noting that women in particular need to pay particular attention to the extensive cleaning of the eyelids from makeup before bed.

Χαλάζιο και αντιμετώπιση  Χαλάζιο και αντιμετώπιση


When the lump of quartz is small, it is likely to disappear by itself, heal itself without any treatment at all. But to subside inflammation commonly used warm compresses several times a day, eye ointments, eye drops and antibiotics and local massage of the gland. When the chalazion does not go away (it’s big and ugly obviously – can cause an ‘artificial’ astigmatism distorts vision) solution is the surgical removal of the (boring) which does not require a stay in hospital. Without doubt, the daily and thorough cleaning of the eyelids is the key to not hail event.