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When should you call a doctor about a chalazion?

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Make the call if you think you have a chalazion. Your doctor may want to check it and tell you how to take care of it to help it heal. Your doctor may also suggest you use eye drops or creams. If the more simple treatments don’t work, your doctor may prescribe medicines, recommend shots, or give you injections to clear up the problem.

SOURCES:

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

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

National Library of Medicine: “Exocrine Glands.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on April 23, 2020

SOURCES:

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

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

National Library of Medicine: “Exocrine Glands.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on April 23, 2020

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