Treatment of chalazion with injection of a steroid

 

 

Submitted by our4kids on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 14:41
Country
United States
Age
41
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hi,

For 2 months I’ve had swelling and a bump think it’s a chalazion upper eyelid. Doc removed supposedly a month ago but looks the same. Now he wants to inject steroids?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

There are multiple ways to treat chalazion. The first one is warm compress with digital massage. The second way is surgical removal of the chalazion.

The third way which is local injection of steroid ( Methylprednisolone or triamcinolone) which is done mainly for chronic, small chalazion or chalazion that is near the lacrimal apparatus( near the nose ). The injection of steroid helps to reduce inflammation in the chalazion and reduces the size of it. As we know chalazion is an inflammation of fat glands in the eyelid called meibomian glands. 

Intra-chalazion injection of steroid is contraindication if there is any evidence of infection.

 

 

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