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What is a chalazion?

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If you wake up one morning and notice a small swelling or lump on your eyelid, don’t worry too much. It may just be due to a blocked gland.

Doctors call it a chalazion -- or chalazia, if you have more than one. It’s one of the most common types of eyelid lumps.

From: What is a Chalazion? WebMD Medical Reference

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 2, 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 2, 2018

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