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How do I know if I have chalazia?

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These are small bumps or swelling in the eyelids. You may have:

  • A small lump on the eyelid
  • Swelling of the eyelid
  • Eye soreness or discomfort
  • Redness of the skin
  • Watery eye
  • Mild irritation in the eye
  • Blurry vision

SOURCES:

Elsayed, M. , published online September 2015.d EyeNet Magazine

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Eye Wiki: Chalazion.”

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: “Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Treatment.”

American Optometric Association: “Chalazion.”

Garrity, J. , Merck & Co., Inc. 2016 Chalazion and Hordeolum (Stye)Floaters, Symptoms of Ophthalmologic Disorders, Merck Manual Professional Version

National Library of Medicine: “Exocrine Glands.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Elsayed, M. , published online September 2015.d EyeNet Magazine

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Eye Wiki: Chalazion.”

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: “Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Treatment.”

American Optometric Association: “Chalazion.”

Garrity, J. , Merck & Co., Inc. 2016 Chalazion and Hordeolum (Stye)Floaters, Symptoms of Ophthalmologic Disorders, Merck Manual Professional Version

National Library of Medicine: “Exocrine Glands.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on August 02, 2018

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