xalazioChalazion is caused by inflammation of the glands in the eyelid. It usually occurs in the upper eyelid, but occasionally it does appear in the lower eyelid too. The infected eyelid swells, irritates, reddens, but is quite painless. This "ball" can grow greatly causing discomfort to the patient and can interfere with vision.

Chalazion may occur at any time, and timely treatment is crucial. When treated early on it is possible to treat it with hot compressions. A more advanced chalazion may need surgical removal from your ophthalmologist.