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Chalazion (Lump in Eyelid) (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

  • Warm compresses may be helpful. Hold a warm, wet towel on the eyelid for five to 10 minutes, four times a day, to reduce swelling and promote drainage of the gland. Although the towel and the water should be clean, they need not be sterile.
  • Lightly massage the area several times a day.
  • Do not "pop" or scratch the chalazion.

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A chalazion (Greek for hailstone) is a lipogranuloma of either a meibomian gland or a Zeis gland.

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