A chalazion a swelling on the eyelid caused by blockage of a gland. The swelling is a fluid filled cyst and it is rarely harmful.
The first symptom most people notice is a swelling or lump which develops on an eyelid.
This can cause irritation and pain, and rarely can become infected where the eyelid then becomes becomes more swollen, red and painful.
Chalazion is caused as a result of blockage of the meibomian glands. These glands make fluid help lubricate the eye and can become blocked. The blockage results in a swelling and inflammation which over time can harden to form a lump which is called a chalazion.
Chalazion is more common in people who have the dry eyes, dry skin and dandruff.
The treatment of chalazion depends on the severity of the symptoms and includes