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Eyelid Chalazion Removal

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about eyelid chalazion removal?

Eyelid chalazion removal is a procedure to remove a lump on your eyelid. The lump is caused by inflammation or blockage in the oil gland.

How do I prepare for the procedure?

Your healthcare provider will talk to you about how to prepare for this procedure. He or she may tell you not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your procedure. He or she will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your procedure.

What will happen during the procedure?

Your surgeon will apply local anesthesia on your eyelid. Local anesthesia is a shot of medicine used to numb the area and dull the pain. You may still feel pressure or pushing during procedure. Your surgeon will apply a clamp around the lump on the inside of your eyelid. He or she will then make an incision and clean out the lump. He or she will remove the clamp and close the incision. Your surgeon will cover your eye with a patch to control bleeding and swelling.

What are the risks of the procedure?

You may bleed more than expected. You may lose eyelashes in the area where the procedure was done. Your eyelid may droop, or you may have scars on your eyelid.

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