The condition is caused by obstruction of the duct that drains one of these glands.
- Painful swelling on the eyelid
- Eyelid tenderness
- Sensitivity of light
- Increased tearing
- Signs and tests
- Examination of eyelid confirms the diagnosis.
- Rarely, the Meibomian gland duct may be blocked by a skin cancer.
this is suspected, a biopsy may be needed to diagnose the disorder.
A large chalazion can cause astigmatism due to pressure on the cornea. This will resolve with resolution of the chalazion.
The primary treatment is application of warm compresses for 10 - 15 minutes at least 4 times a day. This may soften the hardened oils blocking the duct and promote drainage and healing.
Homeopathy medicines works well in recurrent chalazions